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    August 14, 2009
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as we all know in the past, i made some mistakes. i have done some terrible things. made a horrible mistake, and now i want to be part of the solution and not the problem. >> just a few weeks after getting out of prison, michael vick gets the second chance he's been hoping for. what he says about his new gig with the philadelphia eagles and his new attitude. also, a physics lesson for swimmer michael phelps. two cars in the same place at the same time equals a big bang. how he's doing after this clash and what police are saying about alcohol and the accident. also, a would-be robber finds out having a weapon isn't enough in one store. he didn't get the money, but he did get a smack down he's not
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likely to forget. all right, take a nice deep breath, it's friday. welcome to your weekend almost, and to hln "news and views." sit back, relax, and let us get you informed. this is a story a lot of people are talking about today. the philadelphia eagles making it official. about an hour ago the team announced they signed disgraced quarterback michael vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. now, remember, vick spent 18 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges. larry smith is in philadelphia right now. clearly, the team is hoping this is going to be the beginning of a turnaround for i guess for them and for him, but i have to wonder what the fans are thinking. >> well, you know, we really don't know, christi. before i start, since you mentioned the fans, let me show you this. this morning's "philadelphia daily news" the headline telling everyone, michael vick is coming, hide your dogs. michael vick knows this is the kind of thing he will be facing throughout the rest of his nfl career which now will resume
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with the philadelphia eagles. ed wothe word inside, everybody deserves a second chance. the number one draft pick in the nfl being introduced and flanked by his new head coach andy reid and tony dungy who has served as a mentor for vick as he made the transition from prison back into civilian life and now to the nfl. michael vick talked about the decisions he made that landed him in hot water and temporarily interrupted his career. >> i was wrong for what i did. e everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong and it was unnecessary and to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity, and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career, and i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can help more animals than i hurt, then, you know, i'm contributing, i'm doing my part.
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>> it was those injured dogs that got eagles owner jeffrey lury fired up afterwards after the trio left, including michael vick. he minced no words in talking about his disdain for vick's actions and said it was the words of dungy, reid, and nfl commissioner roger goodell that helped him in his soul searching when he made his decision to sign michael vick. vick will play the final two preseason game but will not play in a regular season game until probably as late as week six. the league will decide when they will lift the suspension and allow him to take the field. when they do, we will see him take a lot of different positions and play a lot of different roles for the eagles on offense as they try to get to the super bowl joosm. >> you know, i have to wonder whether his apology, a lot of people wondering if it was authentic enough, contrite enough to get people to cheer him on. >> well, i think that's in the
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minds of each person, each fan, each individual. certainly what we heard today from jeffrey lury, he mentioned his disdain for what had happened. people who have talked to michael vick, andy reid, tony dungy, roger goodell, all have said they do feel he has shown contrition, andy reid believes in second chances as well. the philadelphia eagles coach has seen two sons arrested on drug charges. he looked at michael vick and thought about his sons and their second chances. jeffrey lury said there are no third chances and michael vick understand that. >> let me ask you quickly, can you walk us through this deal? how much money is involved here? >> well, it's a two-year contract. one year with an option for a second. the total money being reported is a little over $7 million. though none of it is guaranteed. this is for someone who was at one time the highest paid player in the nfl. >> $7 million still sounds like an awful lot of money for two
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years, lar. thank you for walking me through it. we appreciate it. and we want to know because we're talking about how the fans in philly feel about this, but how do you feel? what do you think of michael vick signing with the philadelphia eagles? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln. or you can e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. just click under "your views" or text the word "views" or comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates do apply, but we're going to be airing your responses throughout the day. we'd love to hear from you, so thank you for being part of our discussion here. she once pointed a loaded gun at the president of the united states. lynette "squeaky" prom is o-- fromme is out of prison now. a lot of people might want to know where she's settling down because she apparently remains a committed follower of charles manson even insisted she's
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married to him. fromme is now 60. she was just 26 years old when she pointed a semi-automatic handgun at gerald ford back in 1975. that gun is on display at the gerald ford museum, in fact. well, drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois. and today in court his attorneys are asking the judge to order a change of venue. they claim peterson can't get a fair trial due to the, quote, extensive and inflammatory media coverage of the case. but the judge may not agree. both peterson and his attorney, joel brodsky, have talked extensively to the press, willingly. peterson is a former bolingbrook police sergeant. he's charged in the death of his third wife, kathleen savio. his fourth wife still has not been found. new video has surfaced showing the plane and helicopter hitting each other over the hudson river last saturday. please let me forewarn you here, it's disturbing video to watch because you realize what's happening. it could help, however, explain what caused the crash. now, take a look here as you see -- we're going to see the
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helicopter. there it is, and then the small plane appears and clips the chopper's rotor blade. listen to some of the reaction from the people on the boat who noticed this. a wing there fell off as well. so this originally aired on nbc nightly news. it was taken by a man practicing with his new camera on a boat tour. nine people died in that collision and now two air-traffic controllers have been suspended by the faa. the agency says one controller was on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane's takeoff and during the accident as well. his supervisor wasn't even in the building as required apparently. now, the faa does not think their actions contributed to the accident, but one expert says there's a lot riding on how it handles this investigation. >> we have somebody missing in action. there's someone else who is not doing their job, so the negligence is there. the only question is whether that negligence had a role in
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this accident. the faa is already saying, well, maybe it didn't, but the faa stands to lose millions and millions of dollars, the taxpayers do, if the faa is wrong. >> a source also tell it's us the controller who was put on leave is a long-time employee. he and his supervisor could face disciplinary actions including being fired. and the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war is finally laid to rest. navy pilot michael scott speicher was buried this morning 18 years after he was shot down over iraq. here is the procession. his remains were found just last month buried in central iraq. thousands of people lined jacksonville streets to pay tribute as speicher's funeral procession passed as you see there. and friends and family are remembering eunice kennedy shriver at a private funeral in hyannis, massachusetts, today. her daughter, maria shriver, and son-in-law, governor arnold schwarzenegger were two of the family members carrying the casket into the church.
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vips oprah winfrey, jon bon j i bon jovi, vice president joe biden among the guests there. edward kennedy is not there. remember, he's fighting brain cancer. we understand these are live pictures of everybody congregating outside the church after that mass. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88 and, remember, she founded the special olympics. california fire officials, live pictures coming to you here, say two structures have been damaged by a large fire in the santa cruz mountains. they say they don't yet know what type of structures they were. more firefighters and equipment though are expected today. the lockheed fire, as it's being called, is only 5% contained and 2,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. look at all the smoke that's being emitted there. the fire has been burning since wednesday.
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it's a very rural, rugged terrain, but it's already affected by drought. so it's really fueling these flames. aerosmith front man steven tyler admits he zigged when he should have zagged. he's joke being it now obviously, but last week's fall from a stage is worse than anybody thought. what it means for the band's summer tour. if you have tickets, stick around.
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you have heard the advice before, get a variety of foods to ensure you're meeting your nutritional needs, but how do you know if you've got enough variety. well cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta reports it's all about color coordination. >> reporter: you've heard the popular candy slogan, taste the rainbow. well, when it comes to eating
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healthy, there may just be a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. >> dietitians recommend people consume a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. if you're consuming the rainbow every day, that will ensure you're getting a variety of nutrients. >> reporter: cheryl williams says the rainbow of foods is broken down into five color categories and each has their own benefit. for example, green, such as spinach, less tus, and swiss chard have high levels of flavonoi flavonoids. red foods like tomatoes and beets have high level of anti-oxidants like lycopene. purple and blue foods like purple cabbage contain ingredients which may induce your risk of obesity. yellow contains high levels of vitamin c. and white, tan, and brown foods contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals like b-6, potassi
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potassium, and selenium, which have been shown to protect your heart. williams says don't beat yourself up if you miss a color. >> making sure you get a variety is the important thing. to get five colors every day. it's not really necessary. >> reporter: for today's health minute, i'm dr. sanjay gupta. olympic gold medalist michael phelps was in a car accident last night. he and his two passengers weren't hurt but the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up and went to the hospital as a precaution. phelps' black escalade collided with that vehicle around -- well, it was late last night. police say alcohol wasn't a factor in the accident. in fact, no one even got a ticket although the crash is still under investigation. and basketball coach rick pitino will keep his job at the university of louisville. university president james ramsey says pitino publicly apologized for having an affair with a woman six years ago and it's time to move on. the woman is now charged in federal court for trying to extort money from pitino.
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pitino says he plans to remain at louisville for as long as the university wants him. well, if you had a ticket, i'm sorry to tell you aerosmith has canceled the rest of its summer tour. lead singer steven tyler fell off the stage at a show in south dakota last week. he broke his shoulder and had to get 20 stitches in his head, so his doctors have advised him to stay home and recuperate. guitarist joe perry says words cannot express the sadness he feels for having to cancel the tour at this point. he says he does hope to be back on the road as soon as possible though and the band says it will refund tickets for all those canceled shows. i don't know if you have one, but you're probably disappointed, too. a man walks in a convenience store pointing a gun. he has no idea what he's gotten himself into. how the store owners fought back against an armed robber.
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a key group of senators has apparently dropped an end of life counseling provision in the health care reform bill. this would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advanced directives like living wills and hospice care options. sarah palin claims the idea would lead to, in her words, death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley says the provision is now off the table because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the provision is still though in the three house versions we should point out.
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and the president is headed to big sky country right now holding a town hall meeting this afternoon on health care reform outside bozeman, montana. he's expected to talk about a part of the plan that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. many of you have been asking for more information really, so many questions about the health care reform. there is one central place where you can find answers now. go to cnn.com/healthcare. there you will find coverage of the town halls including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i report and there's also information on the leading overhaul plans, the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation. i know a lot of it is very confusing and seems con volume late -- con v.
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an armed man got a beat down. the suspect walks in pointing his weapon at the owner's wife. the husband, look at him go, tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they actually fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home and she said someone came into the store and he tried to kill them. >> now, the owners say the suspect was actually a regular customer. a toymaker insists its dolls were not meant to be disrespectful, but that's exactly what at least one shopper thought of them. the african-american baby dolls were packaged wearing caps that read little monkey. they had only been on the shelf in a grons greensboro costco when john taylor complained to management. >> i couldn't leave it. seeing that, it brought everything back to me. they need to watch and see, you know, what they're putting out in the stores.
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>> costco agreed the dolls could potentially offend customers and they've pulled them from the store's shelves. there's a good sign out today that inflation is keeping in check. the government says over the past year consumer prices fell just over 2%. that's the biggest drop in nearly 60 years and it's mostly due to a large dip in energy prices. last month the consumer price index remained flat after rising slightly in june. now, if you're having trouble paying your mortgage, don't trust just anyone to help you out. hln money expert clark howard says some troubled homeowners are actually getting ripped off. >> we have a big percent of the american people who are upside down in their mortgages owing more on their homes than what they're worth. we also have a lot of people in that situation who have fallen behind on their mortgages. everywhere you turn it seems there are people promoting that they are going to help you
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modify your mortgage. all you need to do is contact them, pay them money up front, and then they are going to be your advocate and get your loan payments reduced, get late fees waived, maybe even get your interest rate reduced on your loan. well, unfortunately, there may be some legitimate players in that business, but for the most part people are just ripping you off. federal trade commission is taking a big action against hundreds of these firms that say they're going to help you out but only make things worse for you by taking money from you and doing absolutely nothing to help you. be really careful out there who you give your dough to. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to be careful with a buck, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> get more great consumer advice from clark howard every saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln "news and views." he's going to help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off.
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that big, exclusive interview, that's all journalists live for. they have to envy this fifth grader. how he landed a sit-down with president obama.
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thank you for your company on this friday. that is disgraced quarterback michael vick there who is returning to the football field now. earlier today the philadelphia eagles made it official announces they signed vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. the former atlanta falcons star also spoke thanking the team, admitting past mistakes, and he also said he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> we all use the excuse it was part of our culture and, you know, i don't think that's an excuse. i was, you know, kind of, you know, abiding by that rule at the time and, you know, as i grew older and as things started to transpire and then once i
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went to prison, you know, i had plenty of time to think about what i did, and, you know, i have seen people's reactions, and, you know, up until that point i never really cared. i won't say i didn't care, but i never thought about it. now i understand that people care about their animals. they care about the health, the welfare, the protection of animals, and now i do. so that's why i say if i can help more than i hurt, then i'm contributing, i'm doing what i need to do. >> okay. vick obviously referring there to the fact he was convicted of conspiracy and running a dogfighting ring. he was conditionally reinstated to the nfl after serving 18 months in a federal prison. well, has his media blitz and the mea culpas, they don't end today. in an upcoming interview on "60 minutes" vick once again expresses remorse for taking part in dogfighting. >> what about the dogs? >> it was wrong, j.b., and i
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feel tremendous hurt behind what happened, and, you know, i should have took the initiative to stop it all, you know, and i didn't. i didn't step up. i wasn't a leader. >> the animal rights group peta is not happy with the eagles decision to give vick a second chance. it issued a statement saying, quote, peta and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed the eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs with trees, electrocuted them with jumper cables, and held them underwater. peta hopes vick has learned his lesson and feels remorseful for his crimes, unquote. we want your reaction to this news today. what do you think of michael vick signing with the philadelphia eagles. give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln. 1-877-7835-5456 or e-mail us, cnn.com/hln and click under "your views." or text the word "views" your
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comments and name to hlntv. this is your segment. we want to give you a chance to voice your views. thank you so much. a key group of senators apparently dropped support for an end of life counseling provision in the health care reform proposal. this would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advanced directives like living wills and hospice care options. sarah palin though claimed the idea would lead to, in her words, death panels. now, iowa senator chuck grassley said the provision is now off the table because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the provision remains though in the three house versions we understand. and from the atlantic to the pacific now, the health care debate obviously is raging on. lawmakers holding town meetings on the controversial issue, and today president barack obama doing the same thing. he's stepping back into the fray taking his message out west. ed henry in big sky, montana, with a preview. yeah, you just -- you're hurting
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today, aren't you, ed? you have a tough gig. >> christi, i'm really sorry to rub it in you're in that studio back there, a lot of heat and humidity. but it is amazing country out here. the president is not necessarily going to get all a friendly reception during his trip here. the town hall meeting near where i am in a couple hours because i have been talking to a lot of people here in big sky country saying the president's got big problems on health care. >> calle >> reporter: spend a day in the tiny town of livingston, montana, and you see why the president's health care push is facing big problems in big sky country, even from those he's trying to help. >> we have two kids, and then my husband is the only one working. >> reporter: sondra mcdonald is uninsured. she gets discounted dental work at a local clinic. she voted for the president and agrees there needs to be reform but worries about the details. >> i believe that there is a
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health care crisis, i really do. do i believe that the government needs to be more involved? no, because i think that they just -- whenever they get their fingers in the pot it kind of just turns black. >> reporter: a common sentiment here where a second obama voter told us government is too big. >> we've just spent so much money on the stimulus and the t.a.r.p. then we're going to add another huge entitlement in the form of the public option. >> reporter: the movie "a river runs through it" was filmed near here, so people love their fly fishing. all part of the rugged individualism. >> i think the west is all about independence and do it my way and i don't need anyone to tell me what and how to do, and i think when government gets too involved in our lives, there's some discomfort. >> reporter: but they're comfortable with the federal government at the local clinic known as community health partners. taxpayers pick up 50% of the $4 million annual budget. >> we're able to provide health
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care to someone who walks through the door regardless of their ability to pay. >> reporter: which brings us back to sonja mcdonald who wants more of these clinics around the country, even when we told her the feds pick up much of the tab. >> the government being involved is fine. it's just that when we try and overstep, when they try and say, no, this is what needs to be done. >> reporter: so you can see part of the president's challenge really in making this sales pitch is trying to convince people, the federal government is already heavily involved in health care whether it's clinics, helping the poorest of the poor in states like montana here, or medicare a very popular federal program for senior citizens. i tell you top white house aides tell me they realize that after all the federal bailouts, people are wary, they're distrustful of the federal government, but they say the president is not going to give in. he's going to have the town hall meeting in montana. then in colorado tomorrow, and that's why, christi, i decided to get ready for the occasion with a stetson. >> you look like you are right at home, my friend. and the thing is you're there and it looks so peaceful and
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serene and let's be honest, when the president had the earlier town hall this week in new hampshire, he was surrounded by some pretty friendly folks it seemed. there was not the contention that we saw with all the other senators. so why did he choose montana? >> reporter: well, i think what the white house is trying to say is, look, the president is not afraid to take on his critics head on o head-on. there was an open process in terms of the tickets. we talked to some democrats who waited in line to get tickets. there were conservatives in line as well who were critical of the president. he may get tough questions today. i think the president wants to show he's not afraid of a fight. he wants to show maybe he's not all hat, no cattle. >> all right. nor are you, as we know. ed henry. >> reporter: thanks, christi. >> we appreciate it. take care. i know so many of you have been asking for more information on health care reform because it does seem so blurry in many areas, doesn't it? there is one central place where you can find some answers. go to cnn.com/health care.
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we have it there for you. you'll find coverage of the town halls, including how to find one year you, and you can upload your town hall i-report, too. there's information about the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation. so we hope that helps you out go. to cnn.com/health care. also out west, california fire officials say two structures have been damaged by a large wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains. here are some of the latest pictures. they say they don't know yet what type of structures they were that burned, but more firefighters and more equipment are expected today. this is called the lockheed fire. it's only 5% contained. 2,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. here are some live pictures for you as we can see what's burning. this fire, the flames have been there since wednesday. this is, as you can see, a very rural, rugged terrain that's affected by the drought, but there had been some kesconcerns that the winds would push the
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flames toward is more populated area. she once pointed a loaded gun at the president of the united states. lynette "squeaky" fromme is out of prison now. officials are not offering details on the conditions of her parole or where she might settle down, and a lot of people might want to know because she apparently remains a committed follower of mass murderer charles manson. in fact, even insisting she's married to him. fromme is 60 now. she was just 26 though when she pointed a semi-automatic handgun at president gerald ford back in 1975, and that gun by the way is on display at the gerald ford museum. new video to share showing the midair collision of a small plane and tourist helicopter above the hudson river in new york. how this video could help aid the investigation.
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we want to share some new video that surfaced showing the plane and helicopter hitting each other over the hudson river last saturday. let me forewarn you, this video is disturbing because obviously we're seeing people as they're dying, but it could help explain what caused the crash. now, take a look at this, if you will. the helicopter here and then the small plane appears clipping the chopper's rotor blades and a wing falls off as well as it breakings apart. you can hear the angst in people and what they're thinking as they're watching it, too, off that boat. this originally aired on nbc nightly news last night. nine people died in that collision, and now two air-traffic controllers have been suspended by the faa. the agency says one controller was on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane's
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takeoff and during the accident and his supervisor wasn't even in the building as required. the faa does not think, however, their actions contributed to the accident. but one expert says there's a lot riding on how it handles this investigation. >> we have somebody missing in action. we have someone else who is not doing their job. so the negligence is there. the only question is whether that negligence had a role in this accident. the faa is already saying, well, maybe it didn't, but the faa stands to lose millions and millions of dollars if the faa is wrong. >> a source also tells us the controller who is put on leave is a long-time employee. he and his supervisor could face disciplinary action including being fired. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois. today in court his attorneys are asking the judge to order a change of venue. they claim peterson can't get a fair trial due to the, quote, extensive and inflammatory media coverage of the case. now, the judge may not agree
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here because both peter son and his attorney, joel brodsky, have willingly talked extensively to the press. peterson is a former bolingbrook police sergeant charged in the death of his third wife, kathleen savio, and he's a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. michael jackson's doctor didn't know the singer had some, quote, very unusual problems. that's what dr. conrad murray's lawyer is asserting. he says when murray was hired, he wasn't aware of any specific medications jackson needed or whether he had any addictions and he says since murray didn't perform drug tests, he had no way of knowing if the singer was taking medications on his own. murray was at jackson's home the day he died, and authorities have been investigating what drugs the doctor may have given him. they've searched murray's clinics in texas and las vegas, and that's video from some of them. michael phelps was in a car accident last night. he and his two passengers were not hurt but police say the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up quite a bit and went
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to the hospital as a precaution. phelps' black escalade collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night. police say alcohol was not a factor in this accident. in fact, no one got a ticket. the crash though is under investigation. want to see aerosmith this summer? i'm sorry to tell you it's canceled the rest of the summer tour. lead singer steven tyler fell off the stage at a show in south dakota last week. he broke his shoulder and had to get 20 stitches in his head. doctors have advised him to stay home and recuperate, so guitarist joe perry says words just can't express the sadness he feels for having to cancel the tour. the band contends it will refund tickets for all those canceled shows. still a bummer, right? a man walks into a convenience store pointing a gun. oh, he has no idea what he's gotten himself into. how the store owners fought back against an armed robber.
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the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war is finally laid to
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rest today. navy pilot michael scott speicher was buried this morning in a jacksonville cemetery 18 years after he was shot down over iraq. his remains were found last month buried in central iraq, but this morning you can see that thousands of people lined the streets to pay tribute to speicher's funeral procession. and friends and family are remembering eunice kennedy shriver at a private funeral mass in hyannis, massachusetts, today. that's shriver's daughter, maria, and son-in-law governor arnold schwarzenegger were two of the family members carrying a cass set. vips, oprah winfrey, jon bon jovi, vice president joe biden were among the invited guests. edward kennedy is not there. he's fighting brain cancer. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. taiwan's president says last weekend's devastating typhoon has killed 500 people so far. this number just keeps escalating. 15,000 survivors have been
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removed from remote areas. among them a mother and her newborn baby. look at that little guy. some areas have been cut off by collapsed bri collapsed bridges and roads which buckled after days of torrential rains. rescuers are using helicopters. this was a close call for look at this emergency worker who got caught in raging floodwaters. he was eventually rescued thankfully. the typhoon dumped 80 inches of rain, that's six feet of water, think about it, on that island over the weekend. the u.s. says it is ready to send troops, equipment, and supplies as soon as taiwan makes the request. several aid organizations in the u.s. and around the world are moving to assist victims of the typhoon in taiwan, china, and the philippines. to find out how you can help, please go to cnn.com/impact. you will find a list of agencies providing aid there. well, hundreds of people are searching the woods near blarsville, georgia, for a
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missing 38-year-old woman. christy cornwell was last seen walking along a north georgia road. authorities fear she may have been abducted. her boyfriend apparently says he was on the phone with her while she was walking on tuesday >> while they were conversing on the phone, he overheard her tell him, i have to step off the road, there's a vehicle approaching and then he hears what he believes to be a struggle and loses contact with her at that time. >> now, investigators have interviewed friends, they've looked through bank and phone records and say so far there are few leads, but they don't know if anything is promising. an armed man who tried to hold up a virginia store got a beat down instead and it was caught on tape. you know we're going to show it to you. look at this, the suspect walked in and pointed his weapon at the owner's wife and look at the husband here who tackles him from behind. he will wrestle him out the door. they actually fought for ten
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minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad had happened. my mother had called at home and said someone came in the store and he just tried to kill them. >> the owners say the suspect was a regular customer, no less. a toymaker is insisting its dolls were not meant to be disrespectful, but that's exactly what at least one shopper thought of them. the african-american baby dolls were packaged wearing caps that read little monkey. they had only been on the shelves for about a day when john taylor complained to management. >> i couldn't believe it. seeing that it brought everything back to me. they need to watch and see what they're putting out into the stores. >> costco agreed the dolls could offend customers and have pulled them from the shelves at all stores. that big exclusive interview a lot of journalists live for, but they have to envy this fifth
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grader. how he landed a sit down with president obama.
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cnn, headlines news, or msnbc are locked on your favorites? if they are i've got the gift for you. i'm gonna richardson and my next guest is ken pullson. a pleasure to have you here. >> good to be with you >> what is the museum. most people know. >> sometimes there you an a museum in articling ton, virginia called the museum. it was an effort to remind
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americans of the value of news gathering in america and a nod to the first amendment. we did so well there so we decided to take it where the action is. we have a brand new museum called a the museum on pennsylvania avenue. it's a -- it's a 45 word sign out front with the words of the first amendment 'em blazed there. we think it's healthy for them to read that says congress shall make no law. we're attempting to put it in neon. >> it is flashing? >> it's not a tribute to journalists. we had a blogger say i'm not going to set foot in that museum until they do an extra special to copy editors. it is not about you. it is a museum of history but a
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different kind that reports what happened over the last several centuries through the eyes of journalists. so you get contemporary coverage of the assassination of kennedy and arrival of the beatles and the civil war and fascinating >> exactly. what have the visitors reactions been for the first year? exciting. we see the full range of course. tremendous amount of school groups and a lot of tourists visiting washingt washingto was. we bill ourselves as the world's most interactive museum. young people can play the part of a reporter or an editor or a journalist. we can even stand up in front of what you and your business called blue screen, to tape a broadcast announcement for their friends and family and then send it out to friends at home. amazing exhibits there.
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i well tell you, i can say this with some degree of humility. i just joined the museum in february, i've been the editor of u.s. a. today for the last five years. we have the largest piece of the berlin wall in north america. you can go there and see that and the guard tower in collaboration and partnership with the f.b. i.we celebrate their 100th anniversary and we have phenomenal artifacts. we have the unibomber's cabin believe it or not. and depending on your age, some of your viewers probably remember patty hurst and her tenure with the liberation army. we have the gun she used in the bank robbery and the leather jacket she wore. we have can coverage including
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dillinger's death mask and the bullet pruf vest he zn wear on that night >> with you have so many different exhibits. what do you have planned for us your second year? >> one of the great things about working for a museum where news is in the title we're updating and reflect the headlines in the museum. not long ago when there was an uproar in iran we covered the social network and the twittering. when newspapers have collapsed and some markets we quickly reported that. upcoming exhibits include: throughout the next year you'll be able to see manhunt exhibit about the assassination of abraham lincoln and barack ob a obama. >> i'm so sorry. we've run out of time but
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everyone has got and go and see the museum. >> thank you very much >> my guest has been ken pullson president of
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gets the second chance he has been hoping for. what he says about his new gig with the philadelphia eagles and his new attitude. firefighters had their hands full as california homeowners flee their homes in advance of a raging wildfire which shows little sign of being back any time soon. a would-be robber finds having a weapon is not enough in one store. hi, everybody. welcome. big friday under way i'm chuck roberts with hln news and views. the philadelphia eagles make it official today. earlier today the team announced they did sign disgraced quarterback michael vick to a
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one-year deal with an option for a second year. you remember michael vick spent 18 mumths in prison on federal dog fighting charges. larry smith is right now outside the, i guess the training camp for the eagles, i almost said phillies. larry, what is the latest? how you doing? >> right outside the eagles' facility and in the auditorium they talked about an hour and the mantra was everyone deserves a second chance. that's what michael vick is going to get. the man who was once the highest paid player in the nfl gets a contract that is not guaranteed for his first year. $1.6 million in year one is guaranteed and a second year worth reportedly worth $5.1 million if he sticks around. tony dungy, the former indianapolis head coach who won a super bowl with the colts a few years ago and retired after the last season and been a mentor to vic helping him make the transformation to prison
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life and civilian life to the nfl. vic was contrite when he talked about the path that led him out of prison and down this path. >> i was wrong at what happened. everything that happened in my life was wrong and it was pun necessary and to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity and why did i risk so much of the pinnacle of my career and i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can help more animals than i hurt, then, you know, i'm contributing and i'm doing my part. >> now, michael vick can begin practicing immediately and can even play in the last couple of preseason games here for the eagles, but once the regular season begins he is then benched and still suspended until the nfl commissioner lifts that. the lifting of that ban may not happen until week six. just a handful of protesters, about 20, 25 protesters outside
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the facility here walking in protest of michael vick and i want to show you this, chuck. today's headline in today's "philadelphia news" michael vick says he's coming to the eagles, hide your dog. the kind of thing that vick will have to contend with as he resums his career. >> how important was it to have tony dungy on his side. that meant a lot, didn't it? >> i think it really did. we talked to tony a few minutes ago and he said i do this with prison ministry for 13 years and helped hundreds of young men, michael vick is no different and the eagles' owner said had he to be convinced. >> we'd love to know what you think about the signing of michael vick with the eagles. call us toll free 877-835-5456. that's the question. what do you think? michael vick with the eagles playing in the nfl again. e-mail at cnn.com/hln and just
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click under your views or text views plus your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. we'll put your responses on all day today. basketball coach rick pitino will keep his job at the university of louisville. . james ramsey says pitino publicly appaollpalologized for affair with a woman six years ago and it's time to move on. pitino says he plans to remain at louisville for as long as the university wants him. she once pointed a loaded gun at the president of the united states. now, lynette squeaky fromme is out of prison. she apparently remains a committed follower of charles manson, even insisting she's married to him. less than a week ago t was the 40th anniversary of the manson family murders. the semi-automatic gun she used
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in 1975, by the way, is on display at the gerald ford museum. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois. at an hearing later today his attorneys will order a change of venue do to all the pretrial publicity. the judge is proceeding as though the trial will remain in will county, which is just west of chicago. and he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionnaires. drew peterson is the former bolingbrook police officer charged in the death of his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. a key group of senators has apparently dropped an end of life counseling provision in the health care reform bill. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advance directives like living wills and hospice care options, but sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to, in her words, death panels. iowa chuck grassley said that provision is off the table
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because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the provision does remain in three house versions, but we have to remind you, the house is not in session. meanwhile, the president is headed to big sky country, as we speak, holding a town hall meeting late this afternoon on health care reform in bosman, monta montana. he will talk about a part of the plan that will prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. a lot of people have been asking us for more information about health care reform and get as specific as we can. one central place a clearing house to find answers at cnn.com/healthcare. you can find coverage of all the town halls including how to find one near you and you can upload your town hall i-report and a lot of information on the leading overall plans and the sticking sxoints the key players working to shape health care legislation. one stop shopping at cnn.com/healthcare. new video has surfaced showing the plane and helicopter
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hitting each other over the weekend over the hudson river. we have to warn you, the video may be disturbing, but it may help explain what caused the crash. you can see the helicopter lifting off and then the small plane appears very briefly and clips the rotor blades and the wing falls off. this was aired last night on nbc "nightly news" taken by a man practicing with his new camera during a boat tour. two air traffic controllers suspended. the agency says one controller was on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane took off and during the accident. his supervisor wasn't in the building, as required. the faa doesn't think their actions directly contributed to the accident, but one expert said there is a lot riding on how it handles this investigation. >> we have somebody missing in action, we have someone else who's not doing their job, so the negligence is there, the only question is whether that
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negligence had a role in this accident. the faa is already saying maybe it didn't but the faa could stand to lose millions of dollars or the taxpayers do if the faa is wrong. >> a source tells us the controller who was put on leave is a long-time employer. he and the supervisor could face disciplinary action including being terminated. thousands of people line the streets of jacksonville, florida, to pay tribute to the first casualty of the world war. scott speicher was buried this morning. his remains were only found last month buried in central iraq. today's funeral procession included a stop at a veterans war monument and the jacksonvil jacksonville's office fired a 12-gun salute. eunice shriver's daughter maria shriver and arnold schwarzenegger were but two of the family members carrying the casket into the church. vips, oprah winfrey and jon bon
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jovi and shriver's brother, senator eduard kennedy is not in attendance. he is battling brain cancer. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. california fire officials say two structures had been damaged by a large wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains. they say they don't yet know what type of structures they were. more firefighters and more equipment are headed there today. the lockheed fire is only 5% contained. 2,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. the fire has been burning since wednesday in very rural and rugged terrain already affected by drought. a man walks into a convenience store and pulls out a gun and points at the clerk but he has no idea what he's gotten himself in to. how the store owners fought back against the armed robber.
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listing agents for madoff's places in new york and florida.
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they're trying to get as much out of the properties as they can to benefit the people that madoff swindled. the three properties worth more than $12 million. a rhode island mother accused of strangling her 8-month-old daughter to death is accuse of murder. the little girl is confined to a wheelchair, but police did not say why. she did not enter a plea during yesterday's hearing, she was ordered held without bail. she strangled the daughter in their home on monday and the father found her inthe next morning. they will hold a news conference later today. fbi agents are helping local police in oakland search for a 5-year-old boy who's been missing since monday. campbell reported he disappeared from his foster father's car when it was reported outside a shoe store where his aunt and foster parent is employed. he left the boy in the car and went to unlock the store door.
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he says the little boy was gone when he got back to the car. the 5-year-old boy has cerebral palsy and has braces on both legs. nancy grace spoke with the boy's foster father last night. >> mr. ross, thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> i understand that you volunteered to take a polygraph. >> yes, i did. we have nothing to hide and basically this has been a traumatic experience for me and the police have their job to do and part of that job is on everybody. polygraph was basically a normal process. >> he is 3 feet tall and weighs about 30 pounds. his leg braces are decorated, by the way, with a spiderman design. maybe that will help. watch nancy tonight, breaking man. the man allegedly targeted for a murder for hire plot by his own wife is speaking out. and a judge orders suspect
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to stay away from her husband of six months. will the undercover police sting operation hold up in a court of law? don't miss it, nancy grace tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern. an armed man who tried to hold up a virginia store got a beat down instead. it was caught on tape. here it is. the suspect walks in and points his rather substantial weapon there at the owner's wife. the husband tackles him from behind and wrestles him out the door. they fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happened. my mother called at home and she was saying someone came in the store and he just tried to kill them. >> the owners say the suspect was a regular customer. a pennsylvania couple is accused of forcing a 6 and 9-year-old to fist fight while they watched. police say the boys told them their mom's boyfriend said the training was to toughen them up. the boys were forced to fight about 20 times and were smacked if they refused.
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the couple was arrested yesterday and charged with child endangerment and simple assault. the couple has been under investigation since the boy's natural father noticed bruises. olympic gold medalist michael phelps is okay after a car wreck last night. phelps and his two passengers were unhurt. the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up and went to the hospital as a precaution. she was at fault but not said whether they issued any citation. phelps' black esccollide collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night. police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident. costco pulls a doll from its shelves after a customer complained its message was anything but cute and cuddly.
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he broke his shoulder and had to get 20 stitches in his head. doctors advised him to stay home and recuperate. guitarist joe curry says he can't express the sadness he feels for having to cancthal tour. he hopes he's back on the road as soon as possible. the band will refund tickets for all canceled shows. it's been four decades since people poured into upstate new york for the woodstock music festival the jefferson airplane, santana, soul sacrifice, janis joplin, jimi hendrix. remember that?
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♪ somewhere close to 500,000 people turned out. you remember the couple huddled together under the blanket and 40 years later that couple is still together. >> everybody happy. singing, dancing, doing drugs, eating, sleeping. >> i don't think everybody's happy because it was a little uncomfortable but other than that. >> for the most part, everybody was happy. >> yeah, we were. >> we sure were, yeah. we still are. >> a new ten-cd box set, by the way. 38 previously unreleased performances from woodstock. a toymaker insists its dolls were not meant to be disrespectful but that's not what one shopper thought of them. they were in caps that read lil monkey they were only on a shelf
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for a day or so when john taylor complained to management. >> i couldn't believe it. seeing that, it all just brought everything back to me. they need to watch and see, you know, what went out in the stores. >> costco agreed the dolls could be potentially offensively and they pulled them from the shelves at all locations. a ford car dealer has found a way to destroy the clunkers that people have been trading in. monster truck sunday! dozens of people showed up at a miami dealership to watch a 5 ton monster truck roll over the old gas guzzlers. if you're having trouble paying your mortgage, don't trust just anyone to help you out. clark howard says some troubled homeowners are getting ripped off. >> we have a big percent of the american people who are upside down in their mortgage owing
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more on their homes than what they're worth. we also have a lot of people in that situation who have fallen behind on their mortgages. everywhere you turn it seems that there are people promoting they are going to help you modify your mortgage. all you need to do is contact them, pay their money up front and then they are going to be your advocate and get your loan payments reduced, get late fees waived and maybe even get your interest rate reduced on your loan. well, unfortunately, there may be some legitimate players in that business, but for the most part, people are just ripping you off. al for trade commissioners taking a big action against hundreds of these firms that say they're going to help you out, but only make things worse for you by taking money from you and doing absolutely nothing to help you. be really careful out there who you give your dough to. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to be careful with the bucks, go to
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cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> the man knows what he's talking about. great consumer advice on weekends. saturdays and sundays noon and 4:00 eastern right here on hln news and views. lots of economic reports out today indicating the recession is easing production from the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose more than expected last month. industrial production up 0.5%. the main reason, increased output from car companies. inflation is staying in check, by the way. the government says over the past year, consumer prices fell just over 2%. the biggest drop in nearly 60 years and mostly due to a large dip in energy prices. remember gas was 4 bucks a gal an year ago? last year the consumer price index fell flat after rising slightly in june. people are still weary of spending money. the latest university of michigan consumer sentiment report shows their consumer confidence dipped more than analysts pexected in the first
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part of the month. michael vick served his time in prison, but does he deserve a second chance in the nfl? what our viewers are saying about the philadelphia eagles signing michael vick.
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the philadelphia eagles organization is, obviously, very excited to have michael vick on board with us and not only as a football player, we all, we all know what kind of football player michael is and was and will be. but, also, the fact that michael is aggressively attacked the issue that he is presented with and done it in a manner that is
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not only proactive but sincere. >> disgraced quarterback michael vick is returning to the football field. a lot of people were not surprised. earlier today the philadelphia eagles made it official they announced they signed vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. the former atlanta falcons star also spoke thanking the team and admitting past mistakes and he also said he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong. and, you know, it's unnecessary and, you know, to the life of me to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity and why i risked so much at the pinnacle of my career. and i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can, you know, help more animals than i hurt, then, you know, i'm contributing and i'm doing my part. >> vick was convicted of
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conspiracy and running a dog fighting ring. he was conditionally reinstated to the nfl after serving 18 months in a federal prison. both supporters and opponents of the newest philadelphia eagle showed up in force outside the training facility. there was some contentious debate between the two sides about the decision to sign michael vick. the animal rights group peta is not happy with this decision to give michael vick a second chance. here's part of their statement "peta and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees and electrocuted them with jumper cables and held them under water. peta hopes vick has learned his lesson and remorseful for his crimes." we'll talk with sports attorney ivan goal. talk about the risks and the rewards. >> believe me, the philadelphia eagles are quite excited like they said. michael vick at one time was the
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fastest player in the national football league, one of the most talented athletes to ever play in the national league and these guys do not come out that often. he's only 28 years old. none of this money is guarant d guaranteed. they can cut him. there's no signing bonus. if he makes the team, he earns the money. if he doesn't, he doesn't earn the money. the second year the eagles have an option. their choice whether to renew michael vick's option. for over $5 million a year. michael vick will do well and more than five teams bidding for his services and the nfl is a business they need to win football games and that's what they do. the peta folks have their views, but the national football league is a multi, multimillion dollar industry and vick is a great entertainer and a great player and only 28 years old. could play another ten years, chuck. >> do you think the commissioner will allow him to play earlier
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than scheduled? >> no, he has to sit out the first four games. that's a problem for the eagles, but once game four is done he'll be back and play. suspension has already been set up by the commissioner under the player conduct policy that he has to sit another four games in addition to the two years, which is unprecedented, unprecedented but vick will be back at the 16-game season and plus playoffs and vick needs the time to get reacclimated and he can jump in in game five and by the last third of the season he will be a major contributor and if something happens to donovan mcnabb, if something happens to him and he gets injured, then vick may be starting and would play and wouldn't it be a story if he led the philadelphiaege tools the super bowl championship. >> of course, it would. what about the philly fans make them work? >> they're rav udfans. they love their sports. their hockey, football,
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basketball. the league will do just fine in that city. that's a perfect team for him a perfect situation and a cold weather city, so he can reline his legs more than his arm. he can run and make things happen, he's excited and he'll put fans in the seats. they love sports. they like the tradition of great sports. >> they fill up, of course, anyway. they have 40,000 people waiting for season tickets. it's a great move, from a business point of view. ivan, i have to move on. great comments. ivan goldee, he thinks the rewards outweigh the risks. so, what do you think about this? michael vick signs with the eagles today? call us toll free and cnn.com/hln and click under your views and click views plus your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply and we'll put your responses on all day. she once pointed a loaded gun at the president of the united states. and now linet squeaky fromme is
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out of prison. police are not offering details of her parole or where she might settle down. she remains a follower of mass murderer charles manson even insisting she is married to him. she is now 60 and she was 26 when she pointed a loaded semi-handgun at president ford. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois, to somewhere down state. at a hearing later today his attorney will ask the judge to order a change of venue due to the pretrial publicity. until a decision is reached, the judge is proceeding as if the trial will stay in will county and he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionnaires. the former bolingbrook, illinois, police sergeant charged in the murder of his third wife and a suspect in the
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disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. very low altitude, we'll show you the plane and helicopter. how this video could help aid the investigation.
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a king group of senators has dropped the end of life counseling provision in the health care reform proposal the one that would have paid doctors to spend time to talk to their patients about living wells and hospice care options at the end of life, but the former alaska governor sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley said the provision is off the table because it could have been misinterpreted and incorrectly implemented. that provision does remain in
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three house versions, but the house is not in session. the president is headed right now to big sky country, montana. holding his town hall meeting in bosman. he will talk about a part of that proposal that will prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious i illnesses. health care reform continues to be a hot button issue and the president's administration is having very little luck convincing people that it's worth while. lawmakers in many states are facing tough questions from many frustrated people at many town hall meetings. many facts and myths about the issue are finally being debunked or revealed. cnn.com's melissa long is here with a fact check. >> we have a fact check and a historical timeline. we are taking our readers and viewers back in time. consensus is key in congress and a lot of issues that still needs to be worked out. this is not the first time we talked about health care reform
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in this country, not only just 15 years ago under president bill clinton, we take you back to 1912 to then teddy roosevelt's administration. at that time things as paid sick days and maternity leave. 1912 to 1943, franklin roosevelt wanted compulsory national health care plan. that was defeated. under president johnson signing medicare and medicaid programs into law and then 1979, under president carter, proposing a national health plan that didn't get enough support in congress. more of this historical perspective, chuck, online at cnn.com. >> looking at what the president is proposing, what are some of the sticking points of the plan? >> we highlight some of those sticking points and a lot of them, but i want to highlight a couple of them right now as you go to the main page of the health section of cnn.com. there's a discussion of a mandate. a mandate would require all americans to have some type of
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health insurance. currently there are about 46 million americans without health insurance. they are simply uninsured. another major sticking point right now in halls of congress and kitchens across america, cost. one bill proposed by the house democrats would tax the rich to pay for the health care cost? who exactly is rich? well, one thought is that anybody making more than 28 $0,000 a year or family making more than $350,000 would classify as rich. there have been talks of increasing that dollar amount, as well. republicans against this concept. it would hurt small business owners and kill jobs, as well. perhaps you have questions about dental coverage and questions about whether or not illegal immigrants would be covered. these questions getting answers our on website. we have the truth squad hard at work and also want to tell you that we have links to the house and the senate versions, so get ready to read in depth. more than 1,000 pages for each version, chuck. perfect, cutting through the
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noise. melissa long, thanks. new york chemistry teacher who saved old computers from landfills and ships them to schools that need them. i was coming and i see this computer thrown out and i found everything was perfect. so many computers are thrown out and so much computers are needed in kenya and i said, i must do something. so i decided i must do something. i established the computers and sent them to schools in kenya. the children in kenya have very few resources. even a pencil is very hard to get. any part that i can play to make the life of kids better, it's great. then, the schools each box and we ship it to kenya.
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the computer is taped and they're going to be used for 20 years by our school. every school is going to plant 100 trees for every computer. we are teaching the kids to conserve the environment and be engines of change. it's like giving the kids a new life, computer getting new life and tree bringing a new life, too. it's all connected. >> find out more about any of our hero's work. go to cnn.com/heroes and in a few weeks we'll be announcing the top ten cnn heros of 2009.
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thousands of people lined the streets of jacksonville, florida too, pay tribute to the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war. navy pilot scott speicher was buried this morning 19 years after he was shot down over iraq. his remains were only found last month in central iraq. today's funeral procession included a stop at a war monument and the jacksonville sheriff's office filed a 21-gun salute. friends and family remembered eunice kennedy shriver today. maria, son-in-law, governor arnold schwarzenegger just two of the family members carrying the casket into the church. vips including oprah winfrey, john bon jovy and eunice kennedy shriver died tuesday at 88.
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california fire officials say two structures have now been damaged by that gigantic wildfire still burning in the santa cruz mountains of northern california. they don't know yet what type of structures they were. more firefighters and equipment are expected today. the lockheed fire is now 5% contained. 2,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. the fire has been burning since wednesday in very rural and rugged terrain. new video surfaced showing the actual collision of a small plane and tourist helicopter over the hudson river on sunday. the video is a little unsettling but it could help explain what caused the crash. you could see the helicopter taking off and then the small plane appears from behind and clips the chopper's rotor and then a wing falls off. it was taken by a man practicing with a brand-new camera during a boat tour in manhattan. there it is, again, in slow motion. nine people died in the
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collision and now air traffic controllers, two of them have been suspended. a source tells us one controller was talking on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane took off and during the accident he was on the phone. his supervisor was not in the building, which is required. but the faa says it doesn't believe those actions contributed to the accident. the source tells us the controller who was put on leave is a long-time employee. he and the supervisor could place disciplinary actions including being terminated. arrow smith has canceled the rest of its summer tour. lead singer steven tyler fell off the stage at a show last week in south dakota. he broke his shoelder and had to get 20 stitches in his head. doctors have advised him to stay home and recouperatrecuperate. he says he hopes to be back on the road as soon as possible. aerosmith will refund tickets for all canceled shows.
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every month new fitness products are hitting the market that offer to help you to get fit, faster and easier. the latest craze, fitness shoes that claim to build your calf, hamstrings, and glute muscles, but do they work? sports expert amadeus mason says probably not. >> the main thing that makes one shoe better for one person versus another is the comfort of fit. >> reporter: the easy tone is just one example of these new rocker shoes. reebok claims lab tests show a marked increase in muscle activation due to the mini balance balls under the shoe. >> the type of technology that you're using, people use that to rehab ankles and work on your position stance, not your fitness or your strength, and so to think that that would then make you more fit with your regular activities, i have a hard time kind of buying that. >> then there's the flip-flop
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that claims added support for your feet leads to a fitter more fabulous you. mason's verdict? >> it does give good arch support, good cushion to the heel, and there is some support to the midfoot, which you don't see in a lot of the flip-flops. if you're buying it because you want a stylish pair of comfortable flip-flops, absolutely. >> both reebok and the makers of flip-flop say while their footwear may not be the magic pill to get you fit, they can help tone musm that is women and men care about. a doctor in las vegas isn't waiting until a health care reform bill is passed to treat uninsured patients. what he's doing now to help those in need.
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you only get one side -- shot at a second chance. >> the philadelphia eagles give michael vick a second chance after the football star completes his dogfighting sentence. what fans and peta are saying about this deal today. also, a fallen soldier from the gulf war gets a bittersweet heroes welcome home. 18 years after his death. and more manpower, more aircraft heading to the scene now as wildfires keep burning almost out of control in california. plus, aerosmith's front man, steven tyler, says he zigged when he should have zagged. he's joking about it now, but last week's fall from a stage is
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worse than anybody thought. we'll clue you into that as well. i want to say, it's nice to see you. why don't you take a break, put your feet up, relax, and let us get you informed. i'm christi paul. you're with hln "news and views." you know a lot of people today are focusing on michael vick. here he is getting a second chance with the philadelphia eagles. the team announced they signed him, the disgraced quarterback, to a one-year deal with an og option for a second year. vick spent 18 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges. larry smith is in philadelphia right now. you have seen a little activity there, i understand, m responine to this hiring. >> reporter: absolutely. we'll see a buzz around the nfl throughout this season, and let's face it, for many years in michael vick's career, however long it goes. people very passionate about michael vick one way or the other, but for the moment he's part of the philadelphia eagles franchise. they signing him though we
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should note the first year money, that $1.6 million in the first year of that contract is not guaranteed. michael vick showing up and franked by his new head coach and tony dungy and the super bowl winning coach who served as a mentor for vick. vick talked about his role on this team. he will not replace donovan mcnabb as starting quarterback and says, quite frankly, he doesn't think he should. >> i've been away from the game for two years, and i got to start somewhere. i got to crawl before i walk. i can't imagine going out, you know, after two-year hiatus, going out and trying to be a starter for a football team. i just don't think it could happen. with as much god-given ability that i have, i don't think i would be able do it. i think i could, but i wouldn't risk it, and, you know, i need time to, you know, get my feet wet and get acclimated. >> reporter: well, here is the
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scene michael vick figures to see quite a bit. protesters sitting outside the eagles training facility here protesting the team's signing him. michael vick, that 18-month sentence. he should get ready for that. even this morning's "philadelphia daily news" the headline reading "hide your dogs." a picture of michael vick as he tries to rebound the transgressions that cost him over $100 million with that massive contract he signed with the falcons. even eagle's owner jeffrey lurie made an emotional speech later. his talking about the soul searching he had to do to come to this decision. he's a dog lover and dog owner, and he said with michael vick he said i want to see the self-hatred in michael vick of what he did, but he said finally with the help of others he came to the decision he should sign michael vick and give him a second chance. >> a lot of people want to see that contrition, that contriteness in him. obviously, what we just heard there is he's saying his talents
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are god given. you see a real humble version of vick. i'm wondering do you see a difference in him because you covered him when he was in atlanta. >> reporter: well, from a reporter's perspective and i was in the courthouse when he was sentenced to the 23-month prison term, he did seem more con tried toot. just from my opinion. someone who knows much more is tony dungy, the indianapolis colts head coach. he said, listen, the 18 months he spent behind bars gave him a chance to step back and get away from the friends and the posse and the whirlwind lifestyle of a superstar nfl quarterback and realize the things he did were wrong. he says right now he really sees a different michael vick. he said even right away when it was first known that he was talking to vick, he said ten falcons players of michael vick reached out to dungy and said tell him i said hi and give him my phone number and i'm really glad he's on the way back. >> obviously, has a lot of
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support within the industry there and surrounding himself with some pretty powerful people who believe in him. we'll have to wait and see, i know, but, larry, thank you so much for keeping us informed. >> reporter: okay. thank you. now, we want to know what you think of all this as we're learning how eagles fans feel. what do you believe? how do you see michael vick coming back with the philadelphia eagles? good, bad? call us at 1-877-tell-hln. that's 1-877-835-8456. or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or text us at hlntv. standard text rates apply, but people air your responses throughout the day and we're so glad that you let us know how you feel. thank you. thousands of people, look at this, lining the streets of jacksonville, florida, today to pay tribute to the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war. of course, we're talking about navy pilot michael scott speicher. he was buried finally this
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morning 18 years after he was shot down over iraq. his remains were found last month buried in central iraq. now, today's funeral procession included a stop at a war veterans monument and the jacksonville sheriff's office fired a 21-gun salute. eunice kennedy shriver has been laid to rest at a cape cod cemetery. this is in a private service. her funeral mass was held a few hours ago in hyannis, massachusetts. you see shriver's daughter, maria shriver, and son-in-law arnold schwarzenegger. they were two of the family members, as you can see, carrying the casket into the church. shriver's brother, senator edward kennedy, did not attend. he's fighting brain cancer. but shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. let's go out west. california fire officials say two small structures have been damaged now by this large wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains. they say they don't know yet what type of structures they were, but more firefighters and
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equipment are expected today. this is called the lockheed fire. it's only 5% contained. 2,400 residents have been forced to leave their homes, in fact. >> it's a little scary and exciting and the cats are kind of nervous. they know something is going on. just thanking the place that i have been living and hoping it will be okay. >> now we're getting a lot of smoke we didn't have before, and you can really feel it in your lungs, you know. >> totally frightening there. the fire has been burning since wednesday. it's in a very rural, rugged terrain affected by the drought. there's the map for you, but we'll keep you posted. the president meanwhile out west is headed to big sky country. he's holding a town hall meeting this afternoon on health care reform outside bozeman, montana. he's expected to talk about a part of the plan that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. we should point out a key group of senators apparently dropped support for an end of life
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counseling provision in the health care reform proposal t would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advanced directives like living wills and hospice care options. but sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to in her words death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley says the provision is off the table now because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly, but that provision does stay and remains in the three house versions up there right now. i know so many of you have been asking for more information on health care reform. it can look really cloudy, can't is it? there's one central place you can find some answers. please go to cnn.com/healthcare. you can find coverage of the town halls, including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i-report and there's information there on the leading overhaul plans, on the sticking points, the key players who are working to shape health care legislation. so, again, we hope this helps you. go to cnn.com/healthcare. news that people aren't
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willing to spend is weighing down the markets today. the dow is off more than 100 points after a report showed a sharp decline in consumer confidence for the first part of the month. experts say it's crucial for people to go out and spend money to help the economy recover, but you see there we're down 134 points this hour to 9263. olympic gold medalist michael phelps is already after a car accident last night. he and his two passengers were not hurt, but police say the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up and went to the hospital as a precaution. they do say now that she was at fault, that other driver. they had not said whether they've issued a citation. phelps' black escalade, which you see there, collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night and police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois. at a hearing later today his attorneys will ask the judge to order a change of venue due to
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all the pretrial publicity. until a decision is reached, the judge says he's proceeding as if the trial will remain in will county. and he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionnaires. peterson, remember, is a former bolingbrook police sergeant. he's charged in the death of his third wife, kathleen savio, and is suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. aerosmith has canceled the rest of its summer tour i'm sorry to tell you if you were looking forward to this. lead singer steven tyler fell off the stage at a show in south dakota last week. well, he broke his 140eshoulder had to get 20 stitches in his head. doctors have advised him to stay home and recuperate. his guitarist, joe perry, says words can't express the sadness he feels for having to cancel the tour. the band does contend it will refund your ticket for all can semed shows, just so you know. well, a man walks in a convenience store pointing a gun, but he had no idea what
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he's gotten himself into. how the store owners fought back against an armed robber.
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here is what we know about a standoff we first told you about yesterday. a man withstood four rounds of what appear to be tear gas in the police standoff. it lasted for hours here. but he was holed up inside that car outside a federal building in l.a. authorities say he's suspected of making threats against the white house. eventually officers shot out his window with a bean bag gun, tasered him, and were able to pull him out. it can be a tough commute around san francisco on monday mornings. heads up here. train operators and station agents for the bay area commuter rail system plan to go on strike. their union has rejected a contract proposal that would have frozen salaries, and imposed work rules intended to cut down on overtime. the rail system known as
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b.a.r.t. is trying to reduce costs. some railroad riders are not siding with the union workers. >> people need to be happy they have jobs these days and both sides need to really negotiate things out. that's my honest opinion. >> i have sympathy for those people when they have such a good job already. that's what i feel. >> in terms of money, i mean, the people have to make a living. it seems to me they could compromise and that they will. >> b.a.r.t. is the country's fifth largest commuter rail service. it carries hundreds of thousands of passengers daily. an armed man who tried to hold up a virginia store got a beat down instead, and you know it was caught on tape. look at thsm the suspect walks in, points his weapon at the owner's wife. the husband tackles him from behind and wrestles him out the door. they fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home and she was saying someone came into the
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store and he just tried to kill them. >> the owners say the suspect, believe it or not, was a regular customer even. they knew him. hundreds of people are searching the woods near blairsville, georgia, right now for a missing 38-year-old woman. kristi cornwell was last seen walking along a north georgia road. authorities fear she may have been abducted. her boyfriend contends he was on the phone with her while she was walking on tuesday night. >> while they were conversing on the phone, he overheard her tell him i have to step off the road, there's a vehicle approaching. then he hear what is he believes to be a struggle and loses contact with her at that time. >> investigators have interviewed friends, they have looked through bank and phone records, but say so far there are few leads and they don't know if any of those leads are any promising. that big exclusive
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interview, it's all a lot of journalists live for, but, boy, do you have to envy this fifth grader. how the cub reporter landed a sit-down with president obama.
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want to bring you some pictures, helicopter pictures of the florida turnpike. see that burgundy car? wsvn is reporting officers are responding to a fatal shooting. we believe the victim is in that burgundy car. both directions of the turnpike
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right now closed as officials conduct this investigation, but the only thing florida highway patrol could say is that this is not a traffic or law enforcement shooting. but, again, the person appears to be inside that burgundy car that you see -- well, you did see that just a couple minutes ago. we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear some more information about it. thank you. we do want to talk about colonial bank because if it's your bank what do you need to know right now? poppy harlow has details from the cnnmoney.com newsroom in new york. for people who haven't heard there might be some issues with the bank today. >> this is a bank that is being looked at, i think it's fair to say, by regulators right now. a lot of questions over whether it will be taken over or not. dow jones reporting that b bb&tn the south which is another regional bank, could take over colonial, but there is no confirmation.
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this comes on the heels of a federal judge saying colonial bank with its 355 branches across the south is on the, quote, brink of collapse. the judge froze the assets at colonial due to a dispute colonial is having with bank of america. this is really just the latest trouble for this bank. its mortgage lending and accounting practices are under federal investigation. it's one of two banks that were raided by federal agents earlier this month. >> put this into perspective. if colonial collapses, how large a failure are we talking about here? >> pretty sizable failure when you look through history. they've got about $25 billion in assets. you've got branches across five states in the south, across alabama, florida, georgia, nevada, and also texas. if it doesn't survive on its own, it would be the biggest bank failure of this year and the sixth largest in u.s. history. you see the list there. of course, the largest bank failure we've ever seen, that of washington mutual which happened
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last year. this would come right after that 1980 failure of american savings and loan. >> so say if i'm a colonial customer, what do i need to know? >> don't panic and we're not trying to be alarmists here. we're telling you what's going on, but you don't want to panic because if regulators do shut this bank down, your deposits are pretty much protected. your atm card will still work. we have $250,000 per account that's protected by the fdic at colonial bank. that limit was raised from $100,000 last year remember when that happened during some of the height of the banking crisis. it's important to note there are situations when you can get even more insurance and that's what the fdic pointed out to us. if you have your individual account at a bank and a joint account with your spouse. one thing to look out for, if you have a business and your account is at a bank that may fail, you want to make sure that limit isn't above the $250,000 or if you have an i.r.a.
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go to that site, myfdicinsurance.gov. you can move some of your money to another fdic insured bank. that's how you can make sure you're protected. >> poppy, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. a fifth grader finally snagged his dream interview with president obama. it only took a year. 11-year-old damon weaver caused quite a buzz last year when he interviewed vice president biden when called him his home boy. he asked the commander in chief how he handles people criticizing him. i know you get booed a lot. how do you handle it? >> you mean people say mean things about me? when you're president you're responsible for a lot of things and a lot of people are having a tough time and they're hurting out there, and the main thing i just try to do is stay focused on trying to do a good job.
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>> now, damon has two buddies obviously in the white house. president obama also agreed to be his home boy. michael vick has served his time in prison, but does he deserve a second chance in the nfl? that's the question. we'll show you fan reaction and get "your views."
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call the number on your screen for free information. we have a frightening situation to update you on now. you're looking at this car in broward county, florida, where the turnpike has been closed in both directions because of a traffic-related shooting, and it's fatal. both directions of the turnpike closed. this is near davey, but the victim appears to be inside the burgundy car you just saw there. what we know so far is the person was apparently shot and killed while driving, and that they were the only person in that car. the person apparently crashed into two other vehicles after being shot. no injuries reported in those vehicles involved in the accident, but one local affiliate reports it's an apparent case of road rage.
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local authorities, however, have not confirmed that, but again the turnpike is closed in both directions. this is near griffin road and local media reporting that it is a man who has been fatally shot in that burgundy chevy impala. disgraced quarterback michael vick is returning to the football field. the philadelphia eagles made it official announcing they signed him to a one-year deal with the option of a second year. >> the philadelphia eagles organization is obviously very excited to have michael vick on board with us and not only as a football player. we all know what kind of football player michael is and was and will be, but also the fact that michael has
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aggressively attacked the issue that he was presented with and done it in a manner that is not only proactive but sincere. >> reporter: the former atlanta falcons star also spoke himself thanking the team and admitting past mistakes, but he also said he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> you know, i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong, and, you know, it was unnecessary and, you know, for the life of me to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career, and i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can, you know, help more animals than i hurt, then i'm kr contributing, i'm doing my part. >> some people in philadelphia don't think vick deserves a
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second chance, as you can see here. they made their point here by protesting outside the eagles training center. vick was convicted of conspiracy and running a dogfighting ring. he was conditionally reinstated to the nfl after serving 18 months in prison. peta is not anticipate either. it issued a statement saying peta and millions of decent football fans around the world ever disappointed that the eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees, he electrocuted them with jumper cables, and held them under water. peta certainly hopes that vick has learned his lesson and feels truly remorseful for his crimes. what do you think of michael vick signing with the philadelphia eagles? can he redeem himself? call us at 1-877-tell-hln. it's 1-877-835-5456. or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln and cluck under "your views." take a look at these
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pictures as thousands of people lined the streets of jacksonville, florida, today to pay tribute to the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war. we're talking of course about navy pilot michael scott speicher. he was buried finally this morning 18 years after he was shot down over iraq. his remains were found last month buried in central iraq. today's funeral procession included a stop at a war veteran's moment and the jacksonville sheriff's office fired a 21-gun salute. friends and family are remembering eunice kennedy shriver. her daughter and son-in-law arnold schwarzenegger were two of the family members who obviously there are carrying the casket into the church. vips oprah winfrey, john bon vo vo and vice president joe biden all among the invited guests. ted kennedy wasn't there. he's still fighting brain cancer. she died tuesday at 88.
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want to take you to california where fire officials say two structures have been damaged by this large wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains but they don't know yet what type of structures they were. more firefighters and equipment are expected today. this is the lockheed fire. it's only 5% contained, and 2,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes. the fire has been burning since wednesday in very rural and rugged terrain affected by drought. president obama is bringing his health care message out west as well. he's holding a town hall meeting this afternoon in a conservative montana suburb. the president will likely talk about a provision in one proposal that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. now, i don't know if you've heard yet, but a keep group of senators have apparently dropped an end of life counseling provision in the health care reform proposal. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their parents about advance directives
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like living wills and hospice care options, but sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to, in her words, death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley says the provision is off the table because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the version is still in the three house versions. want to share with you some new video that's surfaced showing a small plane and a tourist helicopter hitting each other over the hudson river. it's disturbing video, however it could help explain what caused that crash. take a look. you will see the helicopter. there it is. and small plane appears. it clips the chopper's rotor blades and a wing calls off. you can hear the people in the background, too, a little bit as they witness it. this originally aired on "nbc nightly news." it was taken by a man practicing with his new camera on a boat tour. nine people were killed in that collision and now two
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air-traffic controllers have been suspended by the faa. a source tells us one controller was talking on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane took off. during the accident he was on the phone. his supervisor was not in the building, which is required. but the faa says it doesn't believe those actions contributed to the accident. >> we have somebody missing in action. we have someone else who is not doing their job, so the negligence is there. the only question is whether that negligence had a role in this accident. the faa is already saying, well, maybe it didn't, but the faa stands to lose millions and millions of dollars, the taxpayers do, if the faa is wrong. >> a source also tells us the controller who was put on leave is a long-time employee. he and his supervisor could face disciplinary actions including being fired. michael phelps, know he smashed world records, well last night he smashed up his escalade. we'll have the latest about what we know on this accident.
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well, michael phelps is okay after a car accident last night. phelps and his two passengers were not hurt, but police say the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up so she went to the hospital as a precaution. they do say that she was at fault, but they haven't said whether they've issued a citation. you see phelps' black escalade there. it collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night. police say alcohol was not a factor in that accident. fbi agents are helping local police in oakland, california, search for a 5-year-old boy who has been missing since monday. please take a good look here. we're going to show you the picture in a moment.
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he reportedly disappeared from his foster father's car when it was parked outside a shoe store where his aunt and foster parent is employed. lewis ross said he left the boy in the car and went to unlock the store door and there is little hasanni. he said the little boy was gone when he returned to his car. the 5-year-old has ser brcerebr palsy and wears braces on both legs. nancy grace spoke with the boy's faster father last night. >> mr. ross, thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> mr. ross, i understand that you volunteered to take a polygraph. >> yes, i did. we have nothing to hide, and basically it was -- this has been a traumatic subpoenas for -- experience for me. i understand the police has a job to do. polygraph was a normal process. hasanni campbell is three feet
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tall. he weighs 30 pounds. his leg braces are decorated with a spiterman design. please keep your eyes open for that little boy. health care reform is continuing to be the hot button issue. lawmakers in many states ever facing tough questions from frustrated people. with so many facts and myths about this issue, what is really being proposed? cnn.com's reggie aqui joins us with a fact check. i love this, reggie. take it a away. >> we have a special website we just launched yesterday cnn.com/healthcare. this is a place where you can get what is really happening rather than just hear what people are saying is happening, okay? going to start you off with a time line because this is an argument that has been in this country for more than 100 years. many presidents have faced this beast of health care. in fact, we can take you back all the way back to 1912.
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that's where president teddy roosevelt was calling for universal health care. at that time there were no such things as paid sick days, maternity leave. 1943, president franklin roosevelt, he wanted a compulsory national health plan. congress shot him down. president johnson in '65 he signed medicaid and medicare programs into law. many people are still benefiting from those programs today. in 1979 president carter proposed a national health plan but did not get enough support in congress and, of course, we could take you to the clinton years, that's when hillary clinton, the first lady, was trying to do her own health care plan. didn't work out so much. so this is a long, long journey that many presidents have faced. some of them successful, christi, a lot of them not. >> looking at what president obama is proposing, break down for us what some of the sticking points of this plan are. >> so here are the points people have been discussing over the past few weeks. the first one is the government
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option, right? it's been put out there a lot. the president has called it an exchange. basically this would be out there along with private insurers as an option. some people are for it because they say well then people who aren't insured could get in line and actually have some coverage. there are those who are opposing it who say it would compete against the plans you already have at work and therefore make it more difficult for you to have the kind of health care you want. another point is the mandate that would require all americans to be covered no matter what. about 46 million americans right now are uninsured. there's been the issue of an expansion of current programs like medicare and medicaid and the children's health insurance and of course there's regulation. should the government step in and regulate the private insurance market? democrats and republicans actually agree that insurance companies should not reject people with pre-existing conditions, and then one of the biggest sticking points, christi is cost. how are we going to pay for all this? is an individual who is making more than $280,000 or a family
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making more than $350,000 responsible for paying for other people's health care? of course, there's a big disagreement that's po is mostl among partisan lines. cnn.com/healthcare, that's where you can go. will illegal immigrants be covered? what about dental insurance? and what about the so-called death panels that has been in the news recently, especially since sarah palin put that on her facebook account? cnn.com/healthcare. get the answers and the facts before you spread the rumors, right? >> absolutely. thank you so much, reggie. we'll be checking that out certainly. investigators fear that a georgia woman may have been abducted along a remote road while she talked on her cell phone. what the woman's boyfriend says he heard on the other line.
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well, michael jackson's doctor didn't know the singer had some, quote, very unusual problems. that's what dr. conrad murray's lawyer contends. he says when murray was hired, he wasn't aware of any specific
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medications jackson needed or whether he had any addictions. he says since murray didn't perform drug tests, he had no way of knowing if the singer was taking medications on his own. now, murray was at jackson's home the day he died, and authorities have been investigating what drugs the doctor may have given him. they have searched murray's clinics in texas and las vegas. and taiwan's president says last weekend's devastating typhoons killed 500 people so far. 15,000 survivors though have been rescued from remote areas. among them a mother and newborn baby. some areas have been cut off by collapsed bridges and roads which buckled after days of torrential rains. rescuers are using helicopters to reach the worst hit areas. look at this close call for an emergency worker. that's who got caught in this raging floodwater. he was eventually rescued, but the typhoon dumped 80 inches of rain, that's six feet of water, on the island over the weekend.
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the u.s. is ready to send troops, equipment, and supplies as soon as taiwan makes the request. several aid organizations, by the way, in the u.s. and around the world are moving to assist victims of the typhoon in taiwan, china, and the philippines. to find out how you can help go to cnn.com/impact. you will find a list of agencies that are providing aid there. a man withstood four rounds, look at this, of what appears to be tear gas in a police standoff that lasted for hours. he was holed up inside his car outside a federal building in l.a. authorities say he's suspected of making threats against the white house. eventually officers shot out his window with a bean bag ginun, tasered him and pulled him out. hundreds of people are searching the woods in blairsville, georgia, for a missing woman. we have the latest on the investigation now. >> we really want her back, and
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we appreciate if they would have mercy on her and just understand that we need her back. >> reporter: she is 38-year-old christi cornwell of blairsville last seen walking herekristi cornwell of blairsville. investigators say she was on her cell phone talking to her boyfriend in atlanta. >> while they were conversing on the phone, he overheard her tell him that i've got to step off the road there's a vehicle approaching. then he appears what he believes to be a struggled, and loses contact with her at that time. >> reporter: now a detailed search of the entire area. particularly the spot where investigators found some of kristi's personal items. they won't give specifics but say some of the things she found indicate there was a struggle. here's what we know about kristi cornwell. she was once a probation officer for the state.
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she's now back in school studying medical lab technology. she has a 15-year-old son. >> you wouldn't have seen her, would you? >> no. >> reporter: authorities are stopping all cars on and sh around jones creek road asking drivers if they saw anything tuesday night. detectives are tracking down and interviewing registered sex offenders across four counties as they wait for one viable tip. >> anything out there who has seen anything, heard anything, or think they may have seen anything, now is the time to call. >> again, thanks to our atlanta affiliate wxia there. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of will county, illinois. they will order a change of venue due to all the pretrial publicity. peterson is a former bolingbrook police sergeant charge maryland the death of his third wife kathleen savio.
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only get one shot of a second chance. i'm conscious of that. the eagles give disgraced quarterback michael vick a second chance after he completes his dogfighting sentence. what fans and peta are saying about the deal. more manpower and aircraft head to the scene as wildfires are burning out of control in california. a fallen soldier from the gulf war gets a bittersweet hero's welcome home 18 years after his death. i'm chuck roberts on a friday. welcome, hln noouz and views. a story from broward county, florida. north of the dade county line. the florida turnpike has been closed in both directions
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because of a traffic-related shooting. this is being investigated by the police in davie. the person in the burgundy car were shot and killed while driving. all indications are only one person was inside. the car then crashed into two other vehicles. no word on whether any one of those vehicles was injured. a local affiliate reports it's an apparent case of road rage. authorities haven't confirmed that. this is near griffin road in davie florida, north of hollywood road. traffic is diverted off the turn pike in the area. he's vilified as a dog killer. now michael vick is returning to the football field. they've signed him to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. larry smith is in philadelphia where the eagles today held a press conference. larry? >> reporter: well, chuck, this is a man who was at one time the
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nfl's highest paying player. now he's just happy to have a job. convicted felon on dogfighting charges. paid his penalty in terms of the eyes of the federal government. now trying to redeem himself on the football field. a news conference lasted about an hour by the time everyone finished speaking. andy reid of the philadelphia eagles who has seen two sons arrested on drug charges. understand the importance of a second chance. also one of the most respected men in the nfl help ing vick mae a transition. he talked this morning about his time in prison was a good thing and it's helped him become a better person and hopefully a better player. >> i went to prison. i had plenty of time to think about what i did. i've seen people's reactions. and, you know, up until that
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point i never really cared. i won't say i didn't care, but i never thought about it. now i understand that people care about their animals. they care about the health, welfare, the protection of animals. and now i do. >> reporter: in case you're wondering when you might see him on the playing field, he could begin practicing immediately. he could play in the last two preseason games for the eagles. he will not step foot on the field when the regular season comes. final decision on when he can do that rests in the hands of roger goodell. it may not come until week six of the nfl season. he will not replace mcnabb as a quarterback. the eagles are going to use him in a variety of ways, including some time as quarterback. >> did the falcons try to get him back? what was the owner's reaction? >> reporter: they did not. i have not seen a reaction from him today. ever since he was released the falcons cut ties with him a while back.
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whatever team is going to take michael vick understood there is a public relations price to pay. the eagles believe they can withstand that and he can help them win football games. >> is he 27? 28? >> reporter: he's 29. >> a lot of good years left. absolutely. larry smith in philly. thank. peta is not happy with the eagles' decision to give michael vick a chance. some people in the city are not happy either. they protested his signing. peta issued a statement saying "peta and millions of decent football fans around the world are disappointed that the eagles decided to sign a guy who hung dogs from trees. he held them under water. "what do you think? michael vick, does he get a second chance? has he paid his price? what were the eagles thinking? call us right now.
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e-mail to cnn.com/hln. click under your views. or text views plus your comment and name to hlntv. we're going to hear from you all day today. basketball coach rick pitino will keep his job with the cardinals. james ramsey said he publicly apologized having an affair six years ago with a woman and said it's time to move on. the woman is charged in federal could you repeat with trying to extort money from pitino. pitino says he plans to remain there until they no longer want him. new video showing the plane and helicopter hitting over the hudson river. it's rather disturbing to some. it could help explain what caused the crash. you have to watch closely. you can see the helicopter lifting up. the small plane appearing from the rear. clipping the chopper's rotor blades and losing a wing. this all aired last night on
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msnbc nightly news. one more time. slow motion. and there's the impact. the rotor blades hitting the wing of the fixed wing aircraft that had taken off. nine people died in the collision. two air traffic controllers were suspended. one controller was talking with his girlfriend on the phone after the plane took off and during the accident. and his supervisor wasn't in the building as required. but the faa doesn't think their actions directly contributed to the accident. there's a lot riding on how they handle the investigation. >> we have somebody missing in action. we have someone else who is not doing their job. so the negligence is there. the only question is whether that negligence had a role in this accident. the faa is already saying maybe it didn't. but they stand to lose millions and millions of dollars if the faa is wrong. >> a source also tells the
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controller who was put on leave, a long time employee. he and the supervisor could face disciplinary action ranging from a fine or suspension to being terminated all together. president obama just taking the podium there in belgrade, montana. another town hall meeting on his health care plan. we'll see if the crowd remains enthusiastic. he's taken the whole family with him out west. he'll be pushing his agenda again tomorrow in grand junction, colorado. he has an important ally in montana. democratic senator max baucus. we will bring you key excerpts of the president's town hall meeting. a key group of senators has apparently dropped an end of life counseling provision in the health care reform bill. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about end of life matters like living wills and
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hospice care. sarah palin said it would lead to death panels. chuck grassley says the provision is off the table because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the house is still in recess. many of you have been asking for more information and clarity on health care reform. now there's a central place, a clearinghouse, where you can get the answers. go to cnn.com/healthcare. you'll find coverage of town hall meetings, including how to find one near you. upload your town hall eye report. again, simple address. cnn.com/healthcare. a walk walks into a convenience store pointing a gun, but he has no idea what he's gotten himself into. how the store owners fought back against an armed robber.
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storms in taiwan may be over. the misery is just beginning. taiwan's president says last week's devastating typhoon killed 500 people and the number continues to climb. 15,000 survivors have been rescued from remote areas. among them a mother and a newborn baby. some areas have been cut off by collapsed bridges and roads, which buckled under days of torrential rain. rescuers are using helicopters to reach the hardest hit area. this worker got caught in raging flood waters. he was eventually rescued. it took a long while. the typhoon dumped 80 inches of rain. that's six feet of water over the island. the u.s. is ready to send troops, equipment and supplies as soon as taiwan make a request. several aide organizations are moving to assist victims in the typhoon, taiwan in china, the philippines, a lot of areas have been hard hit. if you can possibly help just go to cnn.com/impact.
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cnn.com/impact and get the list of agencies providing help. california fire officials say two small structures may have been damaged by the growing wildfire still burning in the santa cruz mountains. they say they don't know yet what type of structures were burned. more firefighters and equipment were brought there. we're joined for the very latest. >> reporter: we're standing along highway 1 at scott creek. behind h me these helicopters are making nonstop runs from the creek. they pick up water in the buckets and ferry them back to the fireline. it's been going on nonstop all day long. those guys are going to swanton road. they were evacuated in the early hours of this fire. right now the fire is approaching swanton road. there are homes on the other side. so firefighters are very concerned about what might happen there. so far this fire has burned 4100 acres. it's 5% contained.
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and they've still got a long way to go. there are 700 firefighters here so far. 2,400 people, residents of the city of davenport. evacuated from their homes. there are about 300 structures, residents, and businesses that are still threatened by this fire. we are in the north end of the fire right now as you take a look up there with the helicopters are going. it is being pushed by the winds in the southerly direction. so they're not just looking to protect davnpart. but all of the 2,000 residents that were evacuated yesterday. nobody has been hurt so far. this fire started on wednesday. the cause is unknown. the winds out here are gusty.
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it is cooler by the water. when you get up to the elevation of davenport it gets very hot. the fire are trying to make sure the fire doesn't cross swanton road. >> the visibility looks awfully bad. how do they know where to put the fire retardant? it looks like quite a challenge? >> reporter: yeah. it has been during most of the fire. buts since we're on the northern edge they go around the back. the helicopters go around the back. they dump the water on the ba back end of the fire. the back edge of the fire. this is the northern part of the fire. watch the helicopter come in. they're not doing it south of where this end of the fire is because they can wa't. there's to no way to see where to put the water or fire
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retardant. a lot of it has been people on the ground. they dig fire lines with shovels. they've got dozers in there. just 5% right now. with the winds the way they are. cal fire says that's the most dangerous thing they're looking at right now, the winds pushing the fires beyond this area right here. >> great update. out there in santa cruz county. craig, thank you so much. an armed man who try to hold up a virginia store got a beatdown instead. take a look. suspect walks in, grabs a weapon, points it at the owner's wife, and the husband tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they fought for eight to ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home. she was saying someone came in the store. and that he just tried to kill them. >> the owners say the suspect was a regular customer. the big exclusive interview.
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a lot of journalists live for. they've got to envy the fifth grader. how he landed a sitdown with president obama and what he asked first.
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thousands of people lined the streets of jacksonville, florida, to pay tribute to the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war. navy pilot was buried this morning, 18 years after he was shot down in iraq. his remains were found last month in central iraq.
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today's funeral process included a stop at the the jacksonville sheriff's department. they fire ad 21-gun salute. eunice kennedy shriver has been layed to rest in a private funeral service. her daughter, maria, and son-in-law, governor schwarzenegger, you can see right there, were two of the family members carrying the casket into the church. shriver's brother, senator edward kennedy, did not attend. he's fighting brain cancer. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. drew peterson wants his murder trial moved out of illinois. somewhere downstate. at a hearing later today his attorneys will ask the judge to order a change of venue due to pretrial publicity. he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionairres.
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he's a smt apt is in disappeara of his fourth wife stacey. police are still looking for the 5-year-old boy who has been missing since monday. he disappeared from his foster father's car. he left if boy in the car, went to unlock the store door and the little boy was gone. he has cerebral palsy and wears braces on both legs. officials don't think he could have possibly walked very far on his own. nancy grace spoke with the boy's foster father last night. >> mr. ross, thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> mr. ross, i understand that you volunteered to take a polygraph. >> yes, i did. we have nothing to hide. basically, this has been a traumatic experience for me. police have their job to do.
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part of the job was ruling out everybody. so polygraph was a normal practice. >> he weighs 30 pounds. his leg braces are decorated with a spiderman design. hopefully that will help find him. a toymaker insists dolls were not meant to be disrespectful. that's what shoppers thought of them. the african-american baby dolls were packaged wearing caps that said lil' monkey. they were only on the shelves for a day or so when john taylor noticed and complained to management. >> seeing that, it all just brought everything back to me. they need to watch and see what they're putting out in the stores. >> costco agreed the dolls could be offensive. they pulled them from store shelves. a fifth grader in florida has quite a resumé. he was at the white house scoring an on camera interview with president obama. 11-year-old damon weaver caused
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a buzz when he interviewed now vice president joe biden and called biden his home boy. he calmly waited for the president to arrive while cameras were rolling. >> i'm here at the white house to interview president obama about education. this is where i'm going to interview president obama. right now i'm waiting for him to arrive so i can interview him. >> during the interview david asked the commander in chief how he deals with bulliebullies. >> you mean, people say mean things about me? well, you know, i think that when you're president you're responsible for a lot of things. people are having a tough time and hurting out there. the main thing i do is stay focused on trying to do a good job. >> david now has two buddies in the white house. michael vick has served his time in prison.
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we're keeping an eye on o story developing from broward county, florida. it's all focused on the red car right there. the turnpike closed in both directions after a traffic-related shooting. this is west of hollywood, near pem brook and davie. the person in the burgundy car was shot and killed while driving. earlier we heard it hit other vehicles. now police say it struck the meadian. a police spokesman said it's too soon to call this a road rage incident. we mentioned the turnpike is closed in both direction. this is near griffin road in davie, florida. someone has died. we're not entirely clear about
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the circumstances. we're working to get the latest information. california fire officials say two small structures were damaged by a wildfire still burns in the santa cruz mountains. we just talked to a local reporter on the scene. he reports 700 firefighters are on scene now. they're going to try to stop the fire from crossing a major road. he said the biggest concern is the wind picking up and pushing the fire up beyond where it is now. it's only 5% contained. 2,000 residents were forced to leave their homes. >> it's scary and exciting and the cats are nervous. they know something is going on. just hoping this place will be okay. >> now we're getting a lot of smoke that you didn't have before. you can really feel it in your lungs, you know. >> the fire has been burning since late wednesday. very rugged terrain. now the story everybody is
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talking about. the eagles are giving michael vick another chance at football in the nfl. the team made it official earlier today, announcing they've signed michael vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. >> the philadelphia eagles organization is obviously very excited to have michael vick on board with us. we all know what kind of football player michael is and was and will be. but also the fact that michael is a aggressively attacked the issue that he was presented with, and done it in a manner that is not only proactive, but sincere. >> he also spoke thanking the
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team, admitting past mistakes. he also says he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong. it was unnecessary. to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career? i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can help more animals than i hurt, then i'm contributing. i'm doing my part. >> vick was convicted of conspiracy and running a dogfighting ring. he was conditionally reinstated in the league after serving sl 18 months in a federal prison. he also personally thanked the quarterback for his support and said his signing doesn't mean he's angling for mcnabb's job. mcnabb, who is a dog owner, says
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people should keep an open mind. >> for a guy who has spoken the truth in front of the nation, served his time, and for a guy just looking for an opportunity to get his feet back on the ground. i think he deserves it. for all of us who are dog lovers, and i have dogs myself, i've looked past it. i think everybody else should as well. >> peta is not happy with the decision to hire michael vick. writing that -- well, some people in philadelphia are not happy either. here's part of the statement. what do you think about this? you've got time to weigh in on
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this. michael vick signing with the eagles. call us toll free. there's the e-mail address. or you can text your comment and name. your responses are very important to us. we'll put them on the air shortly. drew peterson was in court today in will county, illinois. though he wants his murder trial moved somewhere else. his attorneys are expected to ask for a change of venue later. they say he can't get a fair trial due to the media publicity. for now he said he'll proceed as though the trial will remain in will county. he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionairres. he's charged in the death of his third wife and a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife stacey. no trial date has been set. hundreds of people are still searching the woods in union county, georgia, for a missing 38-year-old woman.
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kristi cornwell was last seen walking down a dirt road. her boyfriend says he was on the phone with her while she was walking tuesday night. >> while they were conversing on the phone, he overheard her tell him that i've got to step off the road. there's a vehicle. then he hears what he thinks is a struggle. >> so far, there are very few leads. they don't know if anything will turn up. they're hopeful. tune in to nancy grace for breaking news tonight. the man allegedly targeted in a murder for hire plot by his own wife speaks out. a judge orders her husband to stay away for six months. will it hold up in a court of law? don't miss it tonight on hln. a cute baby doll holding a cute stuffed animal. why would anybody be offended? see for yourself.
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the racest undertones and what the store is doing about it.
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an armed man tries to hold up a virginia store and gets a beatdown instead. he walks in, points a weapon at the owner's wife. then the husband tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they fought eight to ten minutes out the door before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happened. my mother at home and she was saying someone came in the store and that he just tried to kill my dad. >> the suspect was a regular customer. a toymaker says the dolls
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weren't meant to be disrespectful. but that's exactly what shoppers thought of them. >> i couldn't believe it. >> john taylor couldn't believe seeing this doll on the shelves at the costco in greensborough. an african-american doll reminded him of the -- >> they need to watch and see, you know, what they're putting out in the stores. >> reporter: a company vice president says costco buyers immediately decided the dolls did have the potential to offend and pulled them from all stores after only a day on the shelf. >> when i first look at it, no, i don't think anything about it. but, now that i see the lil' monkey, yes, i could see where is that would probably present a
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problem. >> that's kind of a negative impact for an african-american. >> brass key keepsakes sold the dolls exclusively to costco. they say the racial insensitivity wasn't apparent because they're a set of three that also portray white and hispanic ethnicity. the the ceo says it's so unfortunate that they were portrayed that way. they were in no way meant to be disrespectful. >> when you look at it in the big picture it's more an issue of lack of sensitivity than some intent to be racist. >> reporter: wake forest business professor derek boone says the oversight should have been caught, but says costco responded correctly to the complaint and says this is an example he will use in the classroom. >> an incident such as this demonstrates the need for greater sensitivity and the value and diversity of opinions. our thanks to ben singer for
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the report from north carolina. he says john taylor wound up buying one of the dolls to show people what was being sold. he plans on returning it for a refund. a man is having his maserati crushed for 3,500. the '85 turbo has less than 19,000 miles on it. as nice as it looks, he got tired of calling the mechanic all the time. so he bought a subaru. >> i never thought i would see someone trade in a maserati that's cash for clunkers. you go, wow, i wish it didn't have to be crushed. >> but it does. it's so rare the dealer couldn't find the blue book value. check out this video, the cars a wreck, but the two women trapped inside are okay thanks to a daring rescue. the woman driving says he hit the gas instead of the brakes. the car fell 30 feet over a
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cliff in missouri. it could have fallen 200 feet if it hadn't been for a three-inch thick tree. the accident occurred at the same spot where crews practiced for that kind of rescue. michael phelps has smashed world records. last night he smashed his escalade.
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it's a warm day in montana. and the president of the united states is in short sleeves at a town hall meeting on health care reform. his message is taken out west. it's in belgrade, montana. just outside. he told the crowd enough the scare tactics and misinformation. health care reform is not about politics. it's about helping the american people. >> we are held hostage at any given moment by health insurance companies that deny coverage or drop coverage or charge fees that people can't afford. at a time when they desperately need care. it's wrong. it's bankrupting families. it's bankrupting business. and we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. we are going to fix it.
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>> tomorrow he heads to grand junction, colorado. next week he'll take the first family to the grand canyon and yellowstone national parable. a key group of senators with an end of life provision. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about end of life issues. the former alaskan governor sarah palin claimed the idea would mean death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley said the provision is now off the table because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly. the provision does remain in three house versions. the house, as you may know, is in recess all month. another bank could be headed to failure. a buyer may already be lined up. poppy harlow has details tr from cnnmoney.com. >> it's regional bank in the south. we've been watching since last night. dow jones is reporting that
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another local barng in the south will take over. they're not commenting. nor is the fdic. what's behind this is a number of problems. this news coming after a federal judge said colonial bank is on the "brink of collapse." no comment from the fdic on that one. the judge froze up a billion dollars in assets in a dispute that colonial is having over mortgages with bank of america. mortgage lending and accounting practices right now or under federal criminal investigation. also one of two banks raided by federal agents. >> what are the implications? if colonial fails? >> it would be sizable to say the least. they've got $25 billion in assets. you've got branches across five
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states. alabama, florida, georgia, nevada, texas. it would be the biggest bank failure so far this year. also mark the sixth largest in u.s. history falling right after the american savings and loan collapse back in 1980. the largest bank collapse we've ever seen was washington mutual just last year. >> what do colonial customers need to do or need to know? >> that's a great question. do not panic. if regulators shut the bank down, your deposits are likely protected. if you've got $250,000 in an account or less it's covered by the fdic. check that for sure. go to myfdicinsurance.gov. >> so bb&t is interested in colonial. >> reportedly. >> reportedly. poppy, have a great weekend. >> you too. all right. let's move to the stock market.
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it was nice while it lasted. stocks are taking a dive today, but they're off their session lows. all this has erase ad ld a lot e resent gain. disappointing back to school retail numbers are pulling the market down. right now off about 110 points just before the close of trading for the day and week. if you're having trouble paying your mortgage, don't trust just anyone to help you out. money expert clark howard say some homeowners are getting ripped off. >> a big percentage of the american people are upside down in their mortgages, owing more on their homes than they're worth. a lot of people in the situation have fallen behind on their mortgages. everywhere you turn it seems people are promoting that they are going to help you modify your mortgage. all you need to do is contact them, pay them money up front, and then they are going to be your advocates and get your loan payments reduced, get late fees
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waived. maybe get your interest rate reduced on your loan. well, unfortunately there may be some good players in the business. for the most part people are just off. federal trade commission is taking a big action against hundreds of these firms that say they are going to help you out but only make things worse for you by taking money from you and doing absolutely nothing to help you. be really careful out there who you give your dough to. i'm clark howard for more ways for you to be careful with the buck. go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> who doesn't want to save money? great consumer advice on weekends, clark howard saturday and sunday noon at 4:00 here on hln. he'll help you save more, save and avoid getting ripped off. the president of the university of louisville says rick pitino will keep his job. he's apologized for the affair
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with a woman six years ago and time to move on. the woman is charged in federal court for trying to extort money from pitino. pitino plans to remain at louisville for as long as the university wants him. olympic gold medalist michael phelps is okay after a car wreck last night. he and two passengers were not hurt. police say the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up and went to a hospital as a precaution. they say she was at fault, but they have not said if she's going to get a citation. phelps' black escalade shown here collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night. police say alcohol was not a factor. when is the last time you played with with a yo-yo and could you ever do anything like this? ♪ you're looking at contest ants at the 2009 world yo-yo contest in orlando. 150 people from 20 countries showing off their skills. i'm guessing you can't just walk the dog and win this competition. a doctor in las vegas isn't
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waiting until a health care reform bill is passed to treat uninsured patients. what he's doing right now to help those in need.
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right now, president obama is giving his take on health care reform to montana voters, but will his message resonate in the conservative state, and just a few weeks after getting out of prison mike a.m. vick gets the second chance he's been hoping for. what he says about his new gig with the philadelphia eagles and his new attitude. plus, fire fighters have their hands full as california homeowners flee their homes in advance of a raging wildfire which shows little signs of being beaten back. it is friday, take a nice deep breath. yeah. maybe you reached your weekend. i'm christi paul. you're with hln. sit back and relax. we want to get you informed as
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to what is happening. live pictures here of president barack obama as he spreads his health care message out west. holding a town hall meeting right now. this is in belgrade, montana. the president told the crowd enough with the scare tactics and misinformation. politics. about helping the american people. >> we are held hostage at any given moment by health insurance companies that deny coverage or drop coverage or charge fees that people can't afford at a time when they desperately need care. it's wrong. it's bankrupting families. it's bankrupting business, and we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. we are going to fix it. >> now a key group of senators has apparently dropped an end-of-life counseling provision in the health care reform bill. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advanced directives like living wills and hospice care options, but sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to, in her words, death
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panels. iowa senator chuck grassley says the provision is off the table though now anyway because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly, he says. now the provision, we should point out, is still in the three house versions. i know so many of you have been asking for more information on health care reform so we're going to try to help you out here. there is a central place where you can find some answers now. go to cnn.com/healthcare. you'll find coverage of the town halls, including how to find one near you, and you can even upload your town hall i-report. there's also information on the leading overhaul plans themselves, the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation because i know all of this is a little bit cloudy for a lot of us so go again to cnn.com/healthcare. we hope that helps. you know, we're keeping an eye on a story out of broward county florida where the turnpike has been closed in both directions because of a fatal shooting. this is near davie. here's what we know so far. the person was in a burgundy
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car, was shot and killed while driving. now earlier we heard it hit other vehicles. now police are telling us it actually struck the median. a davie police spokesman says it's just too soon to tell if it's a case of road rage, but as we mentioned the turnpike is closed in both directions. again, here are some live pictures for you as you see nothing is happening on those roads. this is near griffin road in davie, florida. we'll keep you updated. >> the philadelphia eagles organization is obviously very excited to have michael vick on board with us, and not only as a football player. we all -- we all know what kind of football player is and was and will be, but also the facts that michael is aggressively attacked the issue that he was
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presented with and done it in a manner that is not only proactive but sincere. >> disgraced quarterback there michaelville whom you see, yes, is returning to the football field. earlier today the philadelphia eagles made it official announcing that they signed him to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. now the former atlanta falcons star also spoke himself thanking the team, admitting past mistakes and saying he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong, and, you know, it was unnecessary and for the life of me to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such a pointless activity and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career, and i was naive to a lot of things but i figure if i can help more
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animals than i hurt, then, you know, i'm contributing, i'm doing my part. >> remember, vick was convicted of conspiracy and running a dog fighting ring. he was conditionally reinstated to the nfl after serving 18 months in a federal prison. basketball coach rick pitino will keep his job at the university of louisville. the university president james ramsey says pitino publicly apologized for having an affair with a woman six years ago, and it's time to move on. that woman, however, is now charged in federal court with trying to extoward the money from pitino. pitino says he plans to remain at louisville for as long as the university will have him. well, she once pointed a loaded gun at the president of the united states. that's lynnette "squeaky" fromme who is now out of prison. officials aren't offering details on the conditions of her parole or where she might settle down and a lot of people might want to know, she apparently remains a committed follower of mass murderer charles manson, even insisting she's married to him. fromme is 60 now and she was 60
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years old when she pointed a semi-automatic handgun at president gerald ford in 1975. that gun, by the way, is on display at the gerald ford museum. drew peterson was back in court today in will county, illinois. he wants his murder trial to be moved to a new location. his attorneys are expected to ask for a change of venue at a hearing later today. they say peterson can't get a fair trial due to all the publicity surrounding the case. for now though the judge is proceeding as if the trial will remain in will county. he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionnaires. peterson is a former bolingbrook police sergeant. he's charged in the death of his third wife kathleen savio and is expected in the disappearance of his fourth wife stacy. a trial date itself has not yet been set though. thousands of people lined the streets of jacksonville, florida, to pay tribute to the first casualty of the 19919 gulf war. we're talking, of course, about navy pilot michael scott
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speicher who was buried this morning 18 years after he was shot down over iraq. his remains were found last month buried in central iraq. today's funeral procession included a stop at a war veterans monument and the jacksonville's sheriff office fired a 21-gun salute. eunice kennedy shriver has been laid to rest at a cape cod cemetery in a private service. her funeral mass was held two hours ago in hyannisport, massachusetts. you see maria shriver and her husband arnold schwarzenegger. shriver's brother senator edward kennedy did not attend. he's fighting brain cancer. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. we just got an update for you on this large wildfires burning in the santa cruz mountains. let me get you updated. a reporter from affiliate ktau says there's about 700 fire fighters on the scene. they are going inch by inch trying to stop this blaze from crossing a major road apparently
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now, and the biggest concern is the wind picking up and pushing the fire beyond where it is at the moment. this is the lockheed fire. it's only 5% contained, and 2,000 residents have already been forced to leave their homes. >> it's a little scary and exciting and the cats are nervous. they know something is going on so you just thanking the is place that i'm living and hoping it's going to be okay. >> now we're getting a lot of smoke that we didn't have before, and can you really feel it in your lungs, you know. >> the fire has been burning since wednesday. as you can see it's very rural, rugged terrain affected by drought and two small structures have been damaged by the wildfires as well. a man walks into a convenience store pointing a gun. he has no idea what he's gotten himself into though. how the store owners fought back against an armed robber.
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we want to show you some new video that surfaced showing the plane and helicopter hitting each other over the hudson river
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last saturday, but please let me forewarn you. this is disturbing video. yet it could help explain just what caused the crash. so take a look here. you can see the helicopter. there it is, and then the small plane appears clipping the chopper's rotar blades. here it goes and then a wing falls off. this originally aired on "nbc nightly news" last night taken by a man practicing with his new camera during a boat tour. remember, nine people died in that collision, and now two air traffic controllers have been suspended by the faa. the agency says one controller was on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane's takeoff and during the accident, and the supervisor wasn't in the building as required. now the faa does not think their actions contributed to the accident, but one expert says there's a lot riding on how it handles this investigation. >> we have somebody missing in action. we have someone else who is not doing their job, so the negligence is there. the only question is whether that negligence had a role in
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this accident. the faa is already saying, well, maybe it didn't but the faa stands to lose millions and millions of dollars and the taxpayers do if the faa is wrong. >> a source also tells us the controller who was put on leave is a longtime employee. he and the supervisor could face disciplinary actions including being fired. an armed man who tried to hold up a virginia store got a beatdown instead caught on tape, of course. look at this. the suspect walks in, points his weapon at the owner's wife and there's the husband tackling him from behind and then wrestled him out the door. they actually fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happened. my mother called at him and he was saying someone came in the store and that he just tried to kill like them. >> the owner says the suspect was actually a regular customer. i think he should be out of the nfl all together. >> i think it is awesome,
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awesome! i'm really looking forward to it. we're going to get season tickets now. >> i love it. love you, michael. we can't wait. we need you. >> all right. that's what some of the fans in philadelphia think about michael vick being signed by the eagles so we've been asking what you think of vick making his way back to the nfl. we want to go to elisa in haverhill, new hampshire. thanks so much for calling. good, bad, what do you think? >> caller: i think he's terrible he's given another chance. i think what he did was a terrible crime, and it's sad how money can make people overlook what people have done, make wrong right, and if he's going to play i think he should take the money he earns this next year in football and donate it to all the humane societies in the united states, prove that he's sorry, do something. just don't read a piece of paper that his lawyer wrote for him to say on television, because i don't believe it one bit, not
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one bit at all. the man needs to prove it, and -- hello. >> go ahead. >> caller: and as for him serving his time, three meals, free room and board, a weight room and a library is not serving the time, not at all. >> so he said -- going to ask you this, he said if i can help more animals than i hurt then i'm doing what i need to do. do you think that he can, you know, redeem himself if he gets out there and fights against dog fighting now? >> caller: he's doing it to save his hide. he needs to prove it. take the money in his pocket, give about every cent he's got, prove it, because he's -- these are words. he choked these be aor animals. he electrocuted them and drowned them. he couldn't be an animal lover. no, he's not sorry. >> i understand you don't believe what he's saying. thank you for calling. i want to go to keith now in jonesboro, georgia. keith, how do you take all of this in? >> caller: well, i look at it like this.
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what michael vick did was atrocious, was heinous, but he's served his time. he's been humiliated. he fell from grace basically, but everyone needs a second chance, you know. second chances are, you know, required from us by our god. >> and you think that he can redeem himself? >> caller: i think so. >> okay. keith in georgia. keith, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us as well. we appreciate it. thanks to all of you in fact who called and e-mailed. i know it's a real passionate subject for most of us here. we still want your comments at hln news and views. several topics you can comment on and we'd love to hear from you. check them out at cnn.com/primenews and see how you can get your voice heard today. thank you. let's talk about michael phelps.
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he's smashed world records obviously but last night he smashed up his escalade. we'll tell you what happened.
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well, a rhode island mother accused of strangling her 8-year-old daughter to death has been arraigned on one counter of murder. that little girl was confined to a wheelchair, but police haven't said why. now the mom, 36-year-old k kimberley frye, didn't enter a plea during yesterday's hearing. she was ordered held without bail. police say the mother strangled their daughter in their home on monday and the girl's father
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found her unresponsive in the bed the next morning. wednesday police issued a warrant for frye's arrest and police haven't indicated a motive, but they are expected to hold a news conference a little later today so we'll keep our eyes open for that. meanwhile, a pennsylvania couple is accused of forcing a 6 and 9-year-old to fist fight while they watched. police say the boys told them their mom's boyfriend said the fights were training to toughen them up. police say the boys were forced to fight about 20 times and were smacked if they refused. now the couple was arrested yesterday charged with child endangerment and simple assault. the couple has been under investigation since the boy's natural father who noticed bruises had them treated. olympic gold medalist michael phelps is okay after a car accident last night. he and two of his passengers were not hour the -- were not hurt but the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up quite a bit and went to the hospital as a precaution. they do report that she was at fault, but they haven't said whether they have issued a citation. phelps' black escalade that you
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see there collided with that vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night and police say alcohol was not a factor in this accident. all right. a bit of a choppy week for stocks with a slew of mixed economic reports affecting trading today. how did wall street wrap up the week? apparently some welcome news about salaries. oh, do tell. >> reporter: well, first let's talk about the markets. unfortunately, the bad news first. stocks sold off today as a pair of economic reports said the threat of a major bank failure weighed on investors. colonial bank which is a pretty sizable regional bank with 355 branches in five southern states is said to be on the brink of collapse, but dow jones is reporting rivaled bbv & t will buy the bank and deposits. dragging down prices prices at the consumer level came in flat over the month but over the past year prices tumbled more than 2%
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marking the biggest annual drop since 1950 mostly due to plunging energy prices. and a preliminary reading showed a decline in consumer sentiment in august. let's go ahead and take a look at the numbers from today. the dow industrials fell 76 points ending at 9,321 and the nasdaq lost over 1% and the broader s&p slipped 8 points, and in a sign that the employment picture could be improving. consulting firm watson wyatt says the percentage of employers who will reverse pay cuts jumped to 44s from from august, up from 30% just two months ago. the report surveyed 200 big employers and found that one-third of the companies plan to unfreeze salaries within the next six months. good news. >> that is good news. we'll take it when we can get it. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> sure. you know, hundreds of tiny sky divers, look at this, floated down over downtown kansas city this morning. the paratroopers are actually gi joseph. this year the action figure turns 45. there they go.
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the city is hosting a gi joe convention this weekend, in case you're wondering. topping the holiday a-list, wolverine will be back and an oscar winner will be writing the screenplay which will reportedly be set in japan. it takes a cue from marvel comics from the 1980s when wolverine's animal instincts were at odds with the samurai code of honor and respect. hugh jackman is expected to return as star and producer and mcquarry helped write the first "x-men "movie. aerosmith, i'm sorry to say, they cancelled the rest of its summer tour if you were hoping to see them. lead singer steven tyler fell off the stage in south dakota last week. well, he broke his shoulder and had to get 20 stitches in his head so doctors have advised him to stay home and recuperate. i go tarrist joe perry says he hopes to be back on the road as soon as possible, and the band says it will refund tickets for
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all cancelled shows. everyone wants that big exclusive interview, but you've got to hand it to a fifth grader. how he landed a sit-down with president obama.
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you know, we're keeping an eye on a story out of broward county florida where the turnpike has been closed in both directions because of a fatal traffic-related shooting. this is near davie. now what we know so far is multiple shots were fired at a man driving northbound in a burgundy car, the one you just saw there. police say they believed the man was hit multiple times before crashing into the median. he did die at scene. major craig richards of the davie police department tells hln it's too soon to tell whether this is a case of road rage. medical examiners are on the scene and will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. the turnpike is closed down in both directions, and just to
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give you some reference here this isner griffin road in davie, florida. we also just got an update on that huge wildfire burning in the santa cruz mountains. a reporter from affiliate ktau says there's 700 fire fighters on the scene going inch by inch trying to stop the fire from crossing a major road right now. the biggest concern apparently is how the wind is picking up and pushing the fire beyond where it is at the moment. now the lockheed fires, as this is called, is only 5% contained, and 2,000 residents have already been forced to leave their homes. >> it's a little scary and exciting and -- and the cats are nervous. they know something is going on so just thanking the place that i've been living in and hoping that it will be okay. >> but now we're getting a lot of smoke that we didn't have before, and can you really feel it in your lungs, you know. >> the fire has been burning since wednesday and very rural rugged terrain affected by drought. two small structures have been damaged we know by the wildfire.
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and disgraced quarterback michael vick returning to the football field. earlier today the philadelphia eagles made it official. they announced they are signing vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. the former atlanta falcons star spoke for himself thanking the team and admitting past mistakes and saying he deserves a chance to redeem himself. >> i was wrong for what i did. everything that happened at that point in time in my life was wrong, and, you know, it was unnecessary and, you know, for the life of me to this day i can't understand why i was involved in such a pointless activity and why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career, and i was naive to a lot of things, but i figure if i can, you know, help more animals than i hurt, then, you know, i'm contributing. i'm doing my part. >> there's some people in philadelphia don't think vick deserves a second chance and making that clear by protesting outside the eagles training center.
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vick was convicted of conspiring and running a dog fighting ring you'll remember and was conditionally reinstated to the nfl after serving 18 months in a federal prison. the president just wrapped up a town hall meeting in belgrade, montana. he told the crowd enough with the scare tactics and misinformation. politics. it's about helping the american people. >> now what we need to do is coming up with a uniquely american way of providing care, so i'm not in favor of a canadian system. i'm not in favor of a british system. i'm not in favor of a french system. that's not what max is working on. every -- every one of us, what we've said is let's find a uniquely american solution because historically here in the united states the majority of people get their health insurance on the job, so let's build on that system that already exists because for us to completely change that it would be too disruptive. that's where suddenly people
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would lose what they have and they'd have to adjust to an entirely new system and max and i agree that's not the right way to go. >> you know, a key group of senators we want to point out who have apparently dropped an end-of-life counseling provision in the health care reform proposal. it would have paid doctors to spend time talking with their patients about advanced directives such as living wills and hospice care options but sarah palin claimed the idea would lead to, in her words, death panels. iowa senator chuck grassley says the provisions, doesn't matter, it's off the table now because it could be misinterpreted and implemented incorrectly but that provision does still remain in the three house verses. i know so many of you have been asking questions for more information on health care reform. it seems a -- it can seem really cloudy at times i know. we've got a central place for you to go to find some answers. cnn.com/healthcare. you'll find coverage of the town has, including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i-report, and, of course, there's information on the
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leading overhaul plans themselves. the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation so we hope this helps you out. again, go to cnn.com/healthcare for that. drew peterson was in a court today in will county illini even though he wants his murder trial to be moved to a new location. his attorneys, we believe, are asking for a change of venue at that hearing. they say peterson just can't get a fair trial due to all the publicity surrounding the case. for now though the judge says he's proceeding as if the trial will remain in will county, and he's asking 240 potential jurors to fill out questionnaires. peterson is a former bolingbrook police sergeant charged in the death of his third wife kathleen savio and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife stacy. a trial date though has not been set. a look at thousands of people that lined the streets of jacksonville, florida, to pay tribute to the first casualty of the 1991 gulf war. talking, of course, about navy
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pilot michael scott speicher who was buried this morning 18 years after he was shot down in iraq. his remains were found last month burr any central iraq. today's funeral procession included a stop at a war veterans monyumt and the jacksonville's sheriff's office fired a 21-gun salute. eunice kennedy shriver has been laid to rest at a cape cod cemetery in a private service. this is a funeral mass that was held this morning in hyannis, massachusetts. of course, that's shriver's daughter maria and son-in-law california governor arnold schwarzenegger, two of the family members carrying the casket into the church. shriver's brother senator edward kennedy did not attend. he's fighting brain cancer. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. let's talk money. stocks closed down today after a week of unexpected report on consumer confidence showing the people are still worried about losing their jobs and they are cutting back on spending just in case. the dow lost almost 77 points while the nasdaq gave up more
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than 1%. michael phelps he smashed world records obviously but last night he smashed up his escalade. what we know about the accident today.
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> well, olympic gold medalist michael phelps is okay after a car accident last night. he and his two passengers weren't hurt, but police say the driver of the other vehicle was pretty shaken up so she was sent to the hospital as a precaution. they say she was at fault though. they have not said whether they have issued a citation. that's michael phelps' black escalade that collided with the other vehicle around 9:00 eastern last night, and police say alcohol was not a factor. meanwhile, fbi agents are helping local police now in
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oakland, california, search for a 5-year-old boy who has been missing since monday. hasanni campbell is his name. he was reportedly -- he disappeared from his foster father's car when it was parked outside a shoe store where his aunt and foster parent is employed. louis ross says he left the boy in the car and went to unlock the store door and take a good look at little hasanni here. he says he was gone when he returned to his car. so the 5-year-old has cerebral palsy and he wears braces on both legs and that's why officials don't think he could have walked very far on his own obviously. hln's nancy grace spoke with the boy's foster father last night. >> mr. ross, thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> mr. ross, i understand that you volunteered to take a polygraph. >> yes, i did. we have nothing to hide, and basically -- this has been a traumatic experience. we understood that the police had their job to do and part of their job is really -- ruling
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out everybody so polygraph was basically a normal process. >> hasanni campbell is 3 feet tall. he weighs 30 pounds and his leg braces with decorated with a spider-man design so please keep your eyes open there. health care reform continues to be the hot button issue, of course, for president obama's administration. lawmakers in a lot of states are facing tough questions from a lot of frustrated people at local town hall meetings, so with so many facts and myths about the issues, you're probably going what's really being proposed? i don't get it. cnn.com's catherine calloway might have an answer for you there. hi, or at least a place you can go. >> a small part of the answer. the town hall meetings are going so long, but one thing is for sure it's a very passionate issue and actually, christi, this idea of a government-sponsored type of health program has been around for a long time. i just want to bring your
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attention to some of the time lines information that we have out there now on cnn.com just to show you just how old it is. in fact, back in 1912 president roosevelt called for a universal health care coverage, and, of course, that did not -- that did not pan out. even in 1943 franklin roosevelt tried for a compulsory national plan. that legislation defeated. in 1965 johnson was able to get signed the medicaid and medicare program, but in '79 president carter tried another national health plan. that didn't get through as well so you can see the issue has been around for some 100 years. it's very complicated, and as we're seeing in this town hall meetings, people are very passionate about their health care coverage. >> absolutely. looking at what president obama is proposing, i mean, what are some of the main sticking points of his plan? >> people concerned about losing their insurance and money is what it comes down to, but
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specifically the government-sponsored health plan would actually compete with the private insurers, and that has some people, some republicans, some concerned that people who have coverage now would lose their coverage, and then, of course, there's the idea that if you mandate that someone has health care coverage, somebody has to pay for it, and there's 46 million americans right now who are uninsured, so who is going to pay for the coverage of those people who are uninsured? where does the money come from? one of the problems is trying to decide who is rich, who is rich enough to help pay the extra tax. right now some of the legislation says anyone who makes individually more than $280,000 a year and a family bringing in more than 350,000 a year, that may actually be moved up to a higher number. another sticking point, of course, is just how involved should the government be in managing these private insurers and regulating who is covered and who is not.
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all of this we try to break down for you on our web page. one of the most interesting thing that you can find right now on our site is the house and senate bills that are being proposed right now. go online and take a look at it. you can see the language in it. it's a little bit difficult to go through, but if you want to know more about it, if you want to know how you're going to be affected by it, then read it and then contact your -- your local law representative -- excuse me, your legislative representative, donuts get the law involved. >> it's confusing enough. >> get your legislative representative involved and tell him what you think about it. >> absolutely. great resource. thank you very much. you know, we've just learned that only two air traffic controllers were on duty at new jersey's teterboro airport last saturday when that private plane that took off from there collided with the tour helicopter over the hudson river. the airport had five controllers assigned. one of the controllers was doing
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several jobs apparently as well as acting as controller in charge, and three other controllers were either on break or had left the facility for one reason or another. meanwhile, there is some new video that's surfaced showing that small plane and the tourist helicopter hitting each other, but i do want to forewarn you here. it's disturbing video as you watch it, yet it could help explain what caused the crash, so take a look. you'll see the helicopter here. there it is, and then the small plane appears, and it's going to clip the chopper's rotor blades and a wing falls off as well this. originally aired on "nbc nightly news" last night. it was taken by a man practicing with his new camera during a boat tour. nine people, of course, died in that delicious, acollision a traffic controllers have been suspended by the faa. one controller was on the phone with his girlfriend after the plane's takeoff and during the accident, and the supervisor wasn't even in the building as required.
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now the faa does not think their actions contributed to the accident, but a source also tells us the controller who was put on leave is a longtime employee. he and the other supervisor could face disciplinary actions including being fired. taiwan's president says last weekend's devastating typhoon has killed 500 people so far. 15,000 survivors have been rescued from remote areas though. among them a mom and this newborn baby. look at that. some areas have been cut off which collapsed bridges and roads which buckled after days of torrential rains. rescuers are using helicopters to reach the worst hit areas. it was a close call for this emergency worker. look at them caught in raging floodwaters there. he was eventually rescued thankfully but the typhoon dumped 18 inches of rain. that's 6 feet of water on the island over the weekend. the u.s. says it is ready though to send troops, equipment and supplies as soon as taiwan makes that request. several aid organizations in
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the u.s. and around the world are moving to assist the victims of the typhoon in taiwan, china and the philippines, so to find out how you can help go to cnn.com/impact.
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with a preview of what's coming up on a friday afternoon. >> we'll start with a very disturbing story. north georgia area, playersville, a woman disappeared. the way the story goes, frightening to hear. taking a walk by her parent's home about 9:00 at night on the phone with her boyfriend. they are talking back and forth. she gets suspicious of a car. next thing you know the boyfriend here's the scream "don't take me." that's the last he heard from her, the last she was seen. call in with your thoughts. christi, you were just talking about new video and it's of the tragic plane crash and the helicopter colliding over the hudson. two air traffic controllers have been suspended. we find out one was on the phone. his supervisor wasn't even in the room. did they have something to do with the crash? were their actions responsible? we'll ask that question and take your calls on that as well.
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1-877-tell-hln and this story everyone is talking about, michael vick, the disgraced quarterback, again, 17 months hard time in leavenworth with a? i think if his career, his tie with real work with the humane society, i think he did the crime, he's done the time and he's going to help eradicate dogfighting, i say let him play. 1-877-tell-hln is the phone number. see you in about ten minutes. >> we have your opinion. listen to what some of the fans are saying about this. >> okay. >> the guy has something to bring to the team to make us better, so what. >> he's a great football player. >> he's done with it and served his time. >> i'm just a little upset with it. because i'm such an animal lover. >> i'm not sure where we're going with this team. >> crazy signing. i dochblt know what they're going to do with the public relations part of it. >> those are some of the fans in philadelphia. talking about what they think of
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the signing of michael vick to the eagles. we've been asking for your thoughts as well. karen in california says, regarding mr. vick, he should have to scrub every cage at every humane society in the u.s. with a toothbrush. brad in indianapolis says, i'm personally disgusted by michael vick's return to the nfl. shame on the nfl and the philadelphia eagles for allowing him in so quickly. and then william from columbia, tennessee, said michael vick paid his deuce. let him play. are you ready for some football? i applaud the eagles for giving michael vick a second chance. americans almost elected a vice president who advocates shooting animals from planes. i want to thank you all so much for chiming in with this. a group of self-proclaimed rednecks in wisconsin, doesn't want cash for their clunkers. they just want to crash them. they outfitted their jalopies
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remote-controlled devices. the redneck car launch evidently. one spectator calls it cheap family entertainment. and don't think cars were the only things launched. a camper, pickup, even two school buses went over the edge.
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